Silversea

Royal Caribbean strengthens its position in the luxury segment

June 18, 2018 - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL), the world's second largest cruise company, has acquired a majority stake in the Monegasque luxury cruise brand Silversea Cruises. Royal Caribbean will have to spend around one billion US dollars to acquire 66,7 percent of the company's shares.

Baptism in Seattle

Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Bliss christened yesterday

May 31, 2018 - Yesterday in Seattle, Washington State, Norwegian Bliss, the 16th ship in the NCL fleet, was officially christened. The godfather was the radio presenter Elvis Duran. When entering the port, the youngest NCL cruise ship was greeted with water fountains. During the 2018 and 2019 summer seasons, the new flagship will be offering 7-day cruises to Alaska.

aida cruises appoints captains of aidanova

AIDA Cruises appoints AIDAnova captain

May 31, 2018 - Three months before the AIDAnova is christened, the Rostock cruise line AIDA Cruises has named the first captain. It's Captain Boris Becker. He was previously in command of the AIDAperla.

From 2026, no more ship emissions in Norway's fjords

From 2026, no more ship emissions in Norway's fjords

May 26, 2018 - Norway is serious about environmental protection in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Geirangerfjord and Næroyfjord. Norway's parliament is setting an example. From 2026, only emission-free ships will be allowed to call at the two fjords.

AIDAmira

With AIDA Selection to South African destinations

May 25, 2018 - AIDA Cruises' selection program comprises three ships: AIDAaura, AIDAcara and AIDAvita. More than 157.000 guests have traveled on the Selection ships since 2017. From December 2019, a fourth ship will be added with the AIDAmira. After the renovation and redesign, the cruise line is taking trips to South African destinations with the AIDAmira.

Spa

The Celebrity Edge SPA

May 24, 2018 - Celebrity Cruises has four cruise ships of the new EDGE class built by the STX shipyard in France. The first ship, the Celebrity Edge, will leave Fort Lauderdale / Fl. on December 1, 2018 for her maiden voyage. Three sister ships will follow in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

P&O new building for 2020: the name is IONA

P&O new building for 2020: the name is IONA

May 24, 2018 - MEYER WERFT is building two large cruise ships for the Carnival Corporation. The ships operated with LNG liquefied gas are to be transferred to P&O Cruises, which belongs to the Carnival Group. They will be delivered in 2020 and 2022. Today the name of the first new building was announced.

Amerigo Vespucci Terminal

Amerigo Vespucci cruise terminal opens in Civitavecchia

May 24, 2018 - A few days ago, after a construction period of 18 months, the Amerigo Vespucci Cruise Terminal started service. It was built in Civitavecchia, the port of Rome. The 11.000 square meter facility is a joint effort of the cruise companies Costa, MSC and Royal Caribbean.

Le Soléal - Not only for friends of the French way of life

Le Soléal - Not only for friends of the French way of life

May 16, 2018 - For the first time, the Le Soléal of the French cruise line PONANT is mooring in Hamburg. The small, fine cruise yacht is moored on the quay in HafenCity until midnight.

MS Hamburg - Ready for America's Great Lakes

MS Hamburg - Ready for America's Great Lakes

May 16, 2018 - MS HAMBURG, “The cruise ship for the discerning”, thanks to its small dimensions, heads for those destinations that remain closed to large ships. The places of longing in the world are among the ship's special destinations. Visits to the Great Lakes of North America are extremely rare.

My ship 1 was christened in Hamburg

My ship 1 was christened in Hamburg

May 12, 2018 - Two Olympic champions were ready yesterday to christen the new Mein Schiff 1 in Hamburg. The youngest member of the TUI Cruises fleet focuses on sport and wellness. The cruise ship is 316 meters long and measured at 111.500 GT and has 12 restaurants and bistros as well as 15 bars and lounges. The wide range of options should be enough for a cruise.

TUI Group's cruise ships are on the road to success

TUI Group's cruise ships are on the road to success

May 09, 2018 - The listed TUI Group can look back on a strong first half of the year. Sales grew by 7,2 percent to 6,81 billion euros. The bookings meet the expectations of the board of directors, and the three cruise companies belonging to the group are apparently also giving management a lot of pleasure.

AIDAvita

Three AIDA cruise ships at the Hamburg port birthday

May 3, 2018 - From May 10 to 13, 2018, the Hamburg port birthday will be 829 years old. Around300 ships will be presented during the maritime event. These include the kiss mouth ships of Rostock AIDA Cruises. This time there will be three ships.

AIDAbella: like new after a stay in the shipyard

AIDAbella: like new after a stay in the shipyard

April 26, 2018 - On April 24, 2018, AIDAbella ended its extensive 14-day lift-up program at a Marseille shipyard. In addition to necessary maintenance work, technical changes and optical improvements, the ship, which was put into service in 2008, received another attraction with the alpine hut.

Named godmothers of the new Mein Schiff 1

Named godmothers of the new Mein Schiff 1

April 26, 2018 - The Hamburg-based TUI Cruises took over Mein Schiff 1 from MEYER TURKU shipyard yesterday. In the usual salami tactics, suitable information about the new building is now submitted. The godmothers are named. The ship is christened by the beach volleyball Olympic champions Kira Walkenhorst and Laura Ludwig.

TUI Cruises takes over the new Mein Schiff 1

TUI Cruises takes over the new Mein Schiff 1

April 26, 2018 - Yesterday TUI Cruises took over the new flagship Mein Schiff 1 in the Finnish port city of Turku. Only a few days ago the "old" Mein Schiff 1 was released from the TUI Cruises fleet. The Hamburg cruise line is celebrating the new Mein Schiff 1 as a new generation of ships. The number two in the German cruise market has set itself the goal of having one of the most modern and environmentally friendly fleets in the world by 2020.

Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Cruise Line took over Norwegian Bliss

April 20, 2018 - Yesterday the MEYER shipyard in Papenburg in Bremerhaven handed over the Norwegian Bliss to Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL). She is the newest cruise ship in the Breakaway Plus class and the 16th ship in the NCL fleet. It is also the 11th ship built for NCL by MEYER Werft. The cruiser designed for 4.000 passengers will be used for 7-day cruises to Alaska in the next two summer seasons.

Installation of the bridge

Shell of the AIDAnova almost complete

April 18, 2018 - This morning, the last of the 90 building blocks with the bridge element was inserted into the shell of the AIDAnova in building dock hall 2 of the MEYER shipyard. Before the future flagship of AIDA Cruises is christened in Papenburg on August 31, 2018, the cabins and the Azipod drive have to be installed.

Queen Elizabeth 2

Cunard - Two queens meet in Dubai

April 18, 2018 - Ten years ago, Cunard's former ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 was decommissioned. Since then the ship has been lying around unused in Dubai. Over the past three years it has been converted into a hotel. Guests on board the Queen Mary 2 can visit the hotel ship, which was partially opened today. From October 2018 the Queen Elizabeth 2 will officially function as a hotel.

Anthem of the Seas

The cruise boom creates jobs

April 17, 2018 - The Italian Costa Group, part of the world's largest cruise company Carnival, is banking on increasing bookings. In 2017, 2,2 million Germans went on cruises. If the expectations of the Costa Group are met, six million Germans will take a cruise in 2030.

Mein Schiff 1 - Time to say goodbye

Mein Schiff 1 - Time to say goodbye

April 17, 2018 - TUI Cruises is preparing intensively for the takeover of the "new" Mein Schiff 1. As part of the 829th Hamburg port birthday, the new building will be christened on May 11, 2018. - The "old" Mein Schiff 1 has to leave the fleet. It was decommissioned a few days ago in Palma de Mallorca.

Cruises - Crossing the Atlantic with the power of the wind

Cruises - Crossing the Atlantic with the power of the wind

April 5, 2018 - The Monegasque shipping company Star Clippers SAM relies on passenger sailing ships. Three ships are currently sailing under the company's flag. After crossing the Atlantic, two of the ships will be serving on different routes in the Mediterranean. The third ship sails in Asia's island world.

Harmony of the Seas

Royal Caribbean takes over Symphony of the Seas

March 24, 2018 - 4.700 shipbuilders from STX France Werft worked on the world's largest cruise ship for 36 months. It is called Symphony of the Seas and is the fourth ship in the Oasis class. Royal Caribbean International will first deploy the gigantic ship in the Mediterranean.

Oceania company logo

Oceania Cruises introduce high-speed internet across the fleet

March 21. 2018- At the end of April 2018, Oceania Cruises will introduce the new high-speed Internet Wavenet on the six ships of their fleet. This is intended to meet the guests' need to upload or download large amounts of data, stream music and videos or exchange ideas with family and friends via social networks.

MS Vasco da Gama - the newest ship of the TransOcean cruises

MS Vasco da Gama - the newest ship of the TransOcean cruises

March 21, 2018 -The newest ship in the TransOcean cruise fleet is called Vasco da Gama. Cruise guests, travel agents, members of tour operators and the ClubColumbus as well as the media were able to choose from four suggested names. 2.452 people voted and 45,76 percent of the participants voted for Vasco da Gama.

TUI Cruises keeps Mein Schiff 2

TUI Cruises keeps Mein Schiff 2

March 20, 2018 - So far, the following has applied: With the introduction of the new, larger Mein Schiff 2 in 2019, the former Mein Schiff 2 would be transferred to the British Marella Cruises. With the presentation of the winter catalog 2019/2020, TUI Cruises lets the cat out of the bag. The "old" Mein Schiff 2 will remain on the German market until April 2022.

Coco Cay

Royal Caribbean is planning more private islands

Royal Caribbean, the world's second largest cruise company, has many fans. Almost 4,6 million passengers from 150 countries put their trust in the Royal Caribbean International brand. In the 2018/19 season, 24 ships call at 260 destinations in 68 countries. The company also owns a private island.

Genting - Global Class Ship - Visualization © MV WERFTEN

MV Werften ready to build large cruise ships

March 9, 2018 - MV Werften have the courage to do big things. Yesterday there was reason to celebrate. On the one hand, the 135-meter-long, luxurious river cruise ship Crystal Debussy was handed over to Crystal River Cruises as the third of four river ships at the Wismar site. On the other hand, the construction of the 204.000 GT global-class cruise ship began in Wismar and Rostock with the first steel cuts.

Costa Diadema

Europe's cruise market 2017: unrestrained growth

March 8, 2018 - On the occasion of the ITB, the international cruise association CLIA presented its annual study on the German and European ocean cruise market in 2017. The survey based on data from 38 German and international ocean-going cruise providers comes to the conclusion that market participants can be satisfied

Fleet growth at CMV and TransOcean cruises

Fleet growth at CMV and TransOcean cruises

March 07, 2018 - Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV), Great Britain's leading independent cruise company, and its German subsidiary TransOcean Kreuzfahrten, confirm the takeover of the "Pacific Eden" previously used by P&O Cruises Australia. The transaction is planned for April 2019.

Six Ponant cruise yachts

Ponant orders two more cruise yachts

March 7, 2018 - In the current year theFrench shipping company PONANT celebrates its 30th company anniversary. The company is giving itself a very special gift with two new cruise yachts. In 2020, two more ships from the Ponant Explorer series will be commissioned with the newcomers “Le Bellot” and “Le Surville”.

Kiel Ostseekai

Kiel cruise port continues to expand

March 7, 2018 - In 2017, for the first time, more than 500.000 cruise passengers were counted at the terminals of the “Port of Kiel”. A total of 143 ship calls were recorded there. In 2018, even 600.000 cruise passengers and 166 calls from 32 different cruise ships are expected. This puts Kiel in third place among Germany's cruise ports after Warnemünde / Rostock and Hamburg.

Celebrity Edge in the construction dock

Celebrity Cruises - The Celebrity Edge restaurant concept

March 5, 2018 - On November 21, 2018 the Celebrity Edge, which is under construction at STX, will start its first journey. As is common in the cruise industry, news is being launched bit by bit to the Edge. After all, the first cruise liner in the latest class of ship must be launched on the market in an effective way. The shipping company has just unveiled its culinary concept for the Edge.

Captain Langosch

AIDA Cruises appoints first female captain

March 3, 2018 - As of now, Captain Nicole Langosch is at the helm of the AIDAsol. After ten years working on board AIDA ships, the native of Lower Saxony has taken command of one of the current twelve ships of the Rostock cruise line.

Venice coast

Travel to Yokohama with Costa Venezia

March 2, 2018 - The experts at the Italian Fincantieri shipyard are working flat out on the completion of the cruise ship Costa Venezia, which was specially designed for the Chinese market. Its maiden voyage is scheduled to start on March 8, 2019 in Trieste and end on April 29, 2019 in Yokohama, Japan. The maiden voyage can now be booked for German guests.

MEYER Werft - start of construction of the Spirit of Discovery

MEYER Werft - start of construction of the Spirit of Discovery

February 28, 2018 - With the steel cut for the Spirit of Discovery, the first new construction of one of two ships ordered by the British shipping company SAGA Cruises officially started on Wednesday in Papenburg. The cruise ship will be delivered in summer 2019. In order to carry out the construction contract, the shipyard's building dock I, which is currently not in use for new ships, was reactivated.

Company Logo

MS Hamburg on the way to new destinations

February 28, 2018 - In line with the Berlin ITB, Plantours Kreuzfahrten is introducing the new program for the MS Hamburg until spring 2020. The ship, which can hold a maximum of 400 guests, calls at new destinations such as South Georgia, East Greenland or the east coast of the USA.

aida cruises orders third ship of the latest generation

AIDA Cruises orders third ship of the latest generation

The Rostock cruise line AIDA Cruises has ordered a third ship of the latest generation from the MEYER shipyard in Papenburg. The cruise ship, which is powered by the environmentally friendly fuel LNG, is scheduled to go into service in 2023. With this order, the shipyard is building the tenth new ship for AIDA Cruises. With the order, the shipyard will secure its capacities well into 2023. The order book currently shows 14 ships.

TransOcean Cruises presents the 2018/2019 catalog

TransOcean Cruises presents the 2018/2019 catalog

February 27, 2018 - In mid-March 2018, the 194-page catalog of TransOcean cruises will be available in travel agencies. In line with the template of the catalog, the external appearance of the cruise brand has been revised and the operator is showing its new logo.

MS Magellan attracts German cruisers with four special routes

MS Magellan attracts German cruisers with four special routes

February 21, 2018 - In the 2018/19 winter season, MS Magellan is targeting German guests with four new routes. The British operator Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV), which also includes TransOcean Kreuzfahrten, plans to open up the Mexican market from next winter. The on-board language is English, but a German-speaking hostess is available for German passengers.

Mein Schiff 1 - new building

TUI Cruises plan to expand their fleet

February 21, 2018 - So far, TUI Cruises has said that with the introduction of the two newbuilds Mein Schiff 1and Mein Schiff 2 and the transfer of the predecessor ships of the same name to a TUI Group company, the expansion of the fleet will be completed. Now it transpires that a seventh ship has been ordered. Completion date: 2023.

Norwegian Encore

News from Norwegian Cruise Line

February 1, 2018 - Norwegian Cruise Line continues to grow. Yesterday the first steel cut for the 17th cruise ship of the NCL fleet was celebrated in the laser center of MEYER WERFT in Papenburg. At the same time it became known that the shipping company is expanding its Premium All Inclusive package by 60 minutes of free WiFi.

AIDAnova - AIDA Cruises offers pre-premiere cruises

AIDAnova - AIDA Cruises offers pre-premiere cruises

February 1, 2018 - On December 2, 2018, the AIDAnova, the future flagship of the Rostock cruise line AIDA Cruises, will start its maiden voyage towards the Canary Islands as planned. AIDA Cruises will take over the new showpiece on November 15, 2018. This means that several short trips to European destinations can be added to the program.

Next generation ship

MEYER WERFT builds second cruise ship for P&O Cruises

jANUARY 26; 2018- MEYER WERFT and the US Carnival Corporation have signed an agreement for the delivery of another cruise ship. The ship, which runs on LNG liquefied gas, is scheduled for delivery in 2022:.

MS BREMEN - Hapag Lloyd Cruises present the main catalog 2019/2020

MS BREMEN - Hapag Lloyd Cruises present the main catalog 2019/2020

>January 24, 2018 - With the new main catalog, Hapag Lloyd Cruises is presenting the cruises of the MS BREMEN. The highlights of the expedition cruises include a 72-day Arctic circumnavigation, the half-circumnavigation of the Antarctic and exotic destinations in the Indian Ocean.

Celebrity Edge Float Out

Celebrity Edge floated successfully

January 24, 2018 - Earlier this month it was heard that the Celebrity Edge, which is currently under construction, will be commissioned earlier than originally expected. The first ship of the new ship class has just successfully floated up and left the dry dock of the STX shipyard in St. Nazaire, France. 

MV WERFTEN - First steel cut for Crystal Endeavor

MV WERFTEN - First steel cut for Crystal Endeavor

January 15, 2018 - The first steel cut of the Crystal Endeavor was started today in the Stralsund company of MV WERFTEN. The shipyard operations taken over by the Genting Group started late with the production of a luxury ice-class expedition yacht.

Expedition ships

Hapag Lloyd Cruises - catalog of expedition ships presented

January 10, 2018 - The main catalog specially designed for Hapag Lloyd Cruises' expedition ships HANSEATIC nature and HANSEATIC inspiration was presented in Hamburg yesterday. It comprises 177 pages and presents a total of 59 routes in polar and warm water destinations.

Celebrity edge

Celebrity Edge enters service ahead of schedule

January 9, 2018 - Celebrity Cruises new Edge ship class goes into service earlier than originally expected. The French STX shipyard involved in the construction apparently has one premature Completion and delivery indicated. Celebrity Cruises offers additional trips at short notice.

P&O Adonia

Azamara Pursuit is being rebuilt in Northern Ireland

January 9, 2018 - Since October last year it has been certain that the Azamara Club Cruises fleet will be expanded to include the P&O cruise ship "Adonia". Before its commissioning in August 2018, it will be extensively rebuilt in the dock of the Belfast Harland & Wolff shipyard from April onwards.

Queen Victoria - Hamburg's first cruise ship in 2018

Queen Victoria - Hamburg's first cruise ship in 2018

January 6, 2018 - Once again yesterday, Cunard's Queen Victoria opened the 2018 cruise season in Hamburg. For the current year 220 ships are expected at the three Hamburg terminals. The 294-meter-long cruise ship, measured at 90.049 GT, started from the Steinwerder cruise terminal on a nearly three-month “world discovery trip”.

The new cruise ships of 2018

The new cruise ships of 2018

January 2, 2018 - The order books of all shipyards involved in the construction of cruise ships contained an incredible 2017 order items at the turn of the year 18/94. In the new year the number will be reduced by 16 new buildings. We can also look forward to taking over a ship.

Cruise Center Hamburg-Altona

Positive balance of German cruise ports

December 27, 2017 - German seaports, insofar as they handle cruise ships, can look back on 2017 with satisfaction. According to available information, the three German seaports Hamburg, Kiel and Rostock, which are decisive for the cruise business, handled more ships and passengers than in the previous year.

Royal Caribbean logo

KfW IPEX-Bank bundles financing for two Royal Caribbean cruise ships

December 22, 2017 - KfW IPEX-Bank, one of the world's largest financial institutions in the maritime industry, is responsible for financing Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) together with other credit institutions two low-emission cruise ships. The ships are built by the Finnish MEYER Turku shipyard.

MSC Seaside christened in Miami

MSC Seaside christened in Miami

December 22, 2017 - MSC Seaside, “the ship that follows the sun”, was christened last night during a glamorous ceremony in the port of Miami. The godmother of the ship measured at 153.516 GT was - as with eleven ships before - Italy's screen legend Sophia Loren.

CMV establishes Mexican branches

CMV establishes Mexican branches

December 21, 2017 - The British cruise operator CMV Travel & Leisure Group Limited (CMV) intends to open up the Mexican market with the MS Magellan in winter 2019. CMV became known on the German cruise market through the takeover of the TransOcean brand and its ship MS Astor.

Ponant Icebreaker

Ponant Icebreaker is coming in 2021

December 19, 2017 - The Compagnie du Ponant, the world market leader for luxury expedition cruises by its own admission, plans to use an environmentally friendly luxury cruise ship with ice class PC 2 for 2021. The Ponant Icebreaker is being built at the Vard shipyard.

Celebrity Flora laid down

Celebrity Flora laid down

December 19, 2017 - Last week in Tolkamer, the Netherlands, the official start of construction of the expedition ship Celebrity Flora was given with the laying of the keel. The new building, which was designed for cruises in the Galapagos Islands and measured at 5.700 GT, is intended to be the most luxurious and environmentally friendly cruise ship in the Galapagos Archipelago.

Cruise market continues to grow

Cruise market continues to grow

December 17, 2017 - The international cruise association CLIA is assuming 25,8 million cruise passengers in the current year. Compared to 2016 (24,7 million passengers) this would correspond to an increase of 4,5 percent. According to current projections, the association is assuming 27,2 million passengers in 2018.

NeoClassic Coast

Costa neoClassica: New user found

December 14, 2017 - The one in Deerfield Beach / Fl. resident miniature cruise company Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line takes over the aging Costa neoClassica. The ship starts in April 2018 from West Palm Beach / Fl. to 2-night cruises to Grand Bahama Island. The shipping company is already using the Grand Celebration on this route.

AIDAnova - The new building is making progress

AIDAnova - The new building is making progress

December 13, 2017 - On December 2, 2018, AIDAnova, the world's first LNG gas-fired cruise ship, is to set course from Hamburg for the Canary Islands. The deadline seems feasible; Last Monday, the floating stern section of the AIDAnova left the building dock of the MEYER shipyard in Papenburg.

Bahamian cruises from Charleston

Bahamian cruises from Charleston

December 12, 2017 - With currently 24 cruise ships, Carnival Cruise Line is in what is perceived as the pleasant situation of starting cruises in less frequented ports. From May2019 the Carnival Sunshine from Charleston will start regular short cruises to the Bahamas.

MS Columbus

MS Columbus is going on a world tour in 2019

December 8, 2017 - The MS Columbus of the British Cruise & Maritim Voyages (CMV) starts her 121-day world tour on January6th, 2019. The world tour starts and ends in Amsterdam.In a two-bed happiness cabin inside, the trip is available from the operator TransOcean Kreuzfahrten from 9.339 euros per person at a budget price.

Nieuw Staettendam

Holland America Line celebrates Nieuw Statendam minting ceremony

December 8, 2017 - The Nieuw Statendam, which is currently under construction, is expected to leave the construction dock of the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera near Venice on December 21 of this year. The day before yesterday the traditional minting ceremony was celebrated.

Carnival Vista

Carnival Panorama - Third Vista Class Ship

December 4, 2017- The world's leading cruise company Carnival Cruise Line is expanding its fleet. After the introduction of the Carnival Vista, work is currently underway on the second ship of the class, the Carnival Horizon, at one of the Fincantieri shipyards. The third ship is named Carnival Panorama.

Logo Hapag LLoyd Cruises

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises take the truck

December 4, 2017 - In April and October 2019, the two Hapag-Lloyd Cruises expedition ships HANSEATIC nature and HANSEATIC inspiration will start their service. The ships will be presented to employees of travel agencies and customers at 16 trade fair and roadshow dates in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the coming year.

04.12.2017 - At the end of January 2017, it was announced that Princess Cruises is having a fourth Royal Class ship built by Fincantieri shipyards. Now the name has been determined. The new building is called Sky Princess. The cruise ship, designed for 3.660 passengers, is scheduled to start its maiden voyage on October 20, 2019 from Piraeus / Athens. Princess Cruises, part of the Carnival group, currently operates 17 ships. The last newbuild, the Majestic Princess, went into service in April 2017. Royal Class ships have had majestic-sounding names so far: Majestic Princess, Regal Princess and Royal Princess. majestic-132 The name Sky Princess is a bit out of the ordinary because it lacks the royal, stately or majestic reference in the ship's name. Unless the connection with heaven is meant to suggest something sublime. Sky-princess-101 Be that as it may, the Sky Princess is apparently somewhat larger in terms of the number of cabins than the three predecessor ships. Their passenger numbers were consistently put at 3.560. The ship is presented to us as an innovative further development of the three sister ships. The atrium, the sanctuary, the wellness area reserved for adults only, or the children's and youth area Camp Discovery remain the same. majestic-146-1 And the glass skywalk that protrudes over the ship's side will certainly not be missing either. Eighty percent of the cabins have a balcony. Completely new properties will be reported in the future. majestic-153 The maiden voyage should last seven days and start on October 20, 2019 in Piraeus / Athens. Stops are planned in Kotor, Corfu and Naples. Before the ship ends its first European season, nine more Mediterranean cruises are planned on eight different routes. On November 17, 2019, the Sky Princess will transfer from Barcelona via Valencia, Malaga, Cadiz, Lisbon and Madeira to Fort Lauderdale / Fl.

Princess Cruises - The new Sky Princess

December 4, 2017 - At the end of January 2017, it was announced that Princess Cruises is having a fourth Royal Class ship built by Fincantieri shipyards. Now the name has been determined. The new building is called Sky Princess. The cruise ship, designed for 3.660 passengers, is scheduled to start its maiden voyage on October 20, 2019, from Piraeus / Athens.

Facelifts for Costa Magica and Costa Pacifica

Facelifts for Costa Magica and Costa Pacifica

November 30, 2017 - Before the Costa Magica and the Costa Pacifica go into winter service on Caribbean routes, the specialists at the Chantier Naval de Marseille shipyard are also responsible for a facelift of both ships as part of regular maintenance work.

US radio talk show host names Norwegian Bliss

US radio talk show host names Norwegian Bliss

November 30, 2017 - Times are changing: Until now, we always believed that ships would be bad luck if they weren't baptized by women. Now, using the example of Norwegian Bliss, we are learning that apparently men are also allowed to take on this responsible task.

MSC SeasideMSC takes over MSC Seaside and orders two more ships

MSC takes over MSC Seaside and orders two more ships

November 30, 2017 - MSC Cruises yesterday took over MSC Seaside from the Fincantieri shipyards. The cruise ship, measured at 153.516 GT and 323 meters long, can accommodate 5.119 passengers. It is used on different routes in the Caribbean. It will be baptized on December 21, 2017 in Miami / Fl.

MS Delphin - the dolphin

MS Delphin: The dead live longer

November 22, 2017 - German crusaders will probably fondly remember the MS Delphin. Their operators often changed. The last time the ship was up was Rijeka. Apparently a new operator has now been found in Alteza Cruises Line Argentina. From February 2018 the Delphin will fly under the Alteza flag

Celebrity Cruises has a luxurious Galapagos ship built

Celebrity Cruises has a luxurious Galapagos ship built

November 11, 2017 - Celebrity Cruises are currently using three expedition ships in the Galapagos Archipelago. The total capacity of these cruise ships is 164 passengers. After the introduction of the Celebrity Flora that will change in 2019. She is said to be the most luxurious and environmentally friendly of the ships cruising off the Galapagos Islands.

Terminal Steinwerder

Hamburg - significantly more cruise ship passengers in 2018

November 17, 2017 - Hamburg's port expects more calls than ever before with around 220 cruise ships in 2018. The number of passengers could rise from around 810.000 this year to around 880.000 next year. - For the port's birthday in May 2018 alone, ten ships are expected in one fell swoop.

The logo

Regent Seven Seas Splendor - Regent's newest cruise ship

November 16, 2017 - Norwegian Cruise Line offers the necessary support. After the Regent Seven Seas Explorer Last July, the Miami-based luxury cruise company invested in a second Explorer-class ship. The name was fixed yesterday. The new building, which will debut in 2020, will be called Seven Seas Splendor.

MS EUROPE 2

Cruise Guide Awards 2017 presented

November 10, 2017 - The “Cruise Guide” has been a reliable guide for those interested in cruises for years. The medium organizes cruise congresses at regular intervals, during which shipping companies are honored for special ships and services. This happened on November 9, 2017. A number of well-known cruise companies can look forward to honors.

Sister ship Anthem of the Seas

Meyer Werft - News from the Spectrum of the Seas

November 8, 2017 - On August 15, the first steel plate for the Spectrum of the Seas was cut in the burning center of MEYER WERFT in Papenburg. Today the first of a total of 74 blocks was lowered into the building hall at the NEPTUN shipyard in Rostock. The engine room module for the ocean liner is being built in Rostock.

MS Eurodam

Venice - New port for cruise ships is being built

Many visitors to Venice have been calling for a reduction in the number of cruise lines that cross the Giudecca Canal for years. According to reports from the Roman Ministry of Transport, an amicable solution has now been found.

Virgin Voyages celebrates the keel-laying of the first ship

Virgin Voyages celebrates the keel-laying of the first ship

November 2, 2017 - The British billionaire Sir Richard Branson decided in 2014 that his company empire could also afford a cruise company. On October 31, 2017, the time had come, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri Ponente / Genoa, the first building block for the first ship was lowered into the building dock.

MEYER Werft hands over World Dream

MEYER Werft hands over World Dream

October 26, 2017 - Today the Papenburg-based MEYER shipyard in Bremerhaven handed over a second new cruise ship to the Asian shipping company Dream Cruises. The ship called World Dream can accommodate more than 3.376 passengers. With the World Dream, the shipyard has so far built 44 cruise ships.

P&O Adonia

Azamara Pursuit debuts in Europe in 2018

October 26, 2017 - The small, fine fleet of Azamara Club Cruises is growing. In March 2018, the Royal Caribbean offshoot Azamara will take over the "Adonia" from the Carnival subsidiary P&O Cruises. After the necessary renovation, the ship will start its first voyage in Europe on August 3, 2018 under the Azamara flag.

Welcome to Port of Kiel

Kiel brings the 2017 cruise season to a successful close

October 20, 2017 - Tomorrow, Saturday, the Kiel cruise season 2017 ends as planned with the AIDAvita calling in. For the first time, more than 500.000 cruise passengers embarked or disembarked in the port of Kiel. AIDA Cruises, TUI Cruises, MSC and Costa Crociere together made two thirds of the ship calls.

Oceania Cruises: Travel 2019 bookable now

Oceania Cruises: Travel 2019 bookable now

October 18, 2017 - The cruise brand Oceania Cruises is one of the classiest addresses on the high seas. The Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. belonging Premium shipping company presented the new cruise collection Europe & America 2019. The trips can be booked from today.

 

Norwegian Cruise Line - A heart for solo travelers

Norwegian Cruise Line - A heart for solo travelers

October 17, 2017 - Travel is an everyday part of life for broad sections of the population, and travelers alone are normal. On cruise ships, however, the fun of traveling alone stops, because almost all shipping companies regularly assume that one cabin is occupied by two paying travelers. Norwegian Cruise Line offers exceptions to the rule.

Facts and figures on European cruise markets

Facts and figures on European cruise markets

October 17, 2017-The international cruise association CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) presented figures on the European cruise markets based on 2016. The research examined the habits of 6,674 million European cruise guests according to their preferences. The survey produced some amazing results.

Costa logo

Costa Crociere is rerouting Caribbean destinations in winter 2017/18

October 10, 2017- After the severe hurricane storms of the last few weeks and the sometimes devastating effects on individual regions, Costa Crociere is forced to make route adjustments for planned Caribbean regions in the coming months.

MEYER Werft builds second ship for Saga Cruises

MEYER Werft builds second ship for Saga Cruises

September 22, 2017 - The Papenburg-based MEYER shipyard and the British cruise company Saga Cruises have reached an agreement to build another cruise ship. The contract is due to be signed shortly. The project is still subject to the customary financing reservation.

Venice's Centro Storico

The cruise industry: Venice's burden and pleasure

September 22, 2017 - Almost a year ago, activists demonstrated in Venice with small motor boats and gondolas against large cruise ships. Yesterday, the international cruise association CLIA presented its view of facts and figures on the economic contribution of the industry to the region and in terms of environmental protection at a press conference.

AIDAnova - This is how a ship is built

AIDAnova - This is how a ship is built

September 21, 2017 - Today the first of two floating engine room units was launched at the Neptun shipyard in Rostock, which belongs to the MEYER Group. The 120 meter long, 42 meter wide and three deck high floating part carries the engines of the AIDAnova, which is currently under construction.

Costa Crociere has a new cruise ship built

Costa Crociere has a new cruise ship built

September 13, 2017 - Today the first steel cut for the Costa Smeralda, Costa Crociere's newest cruise ship, took place on the premises of the MEYER shipyard in Turku / Finland. The ship, powered by liquefied natural gas, is scheduled to go into service in October 2019.

Adventure of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International helps hurricane victims

September 10, 2017 - According to the US weather service, Hurricane Irma reached the Florida Keys on Sunday morning. The extent of the damage previously done on the Caribbean islands is immense. Royal Caribbean International, the world's second largest cruise company, is providing four ships for relief transport and evacuation.

Lots of news on AIDAnova

Lots of news on AIDAnova

September 9, 2017- It is well known: the first cruise ship in the world powered by environmentally friendly liquefied natural gas is called AIDAnova. The new building will have its premiere season in the winter of 2018/2019 in the archipelago of the Canary Islands. On December 2nd, 2018, the ship will start its Canary Islands cruises from Hamburg.

Mein Schiff 1 - The new building

Mein Schiff 1 - The new building

September 09, 2017- even better. Even better. Even sportier: This is how the Hamburg cruise line TUI Cruises describes its future flagship. Mein Schiff 1 is over 60 percent complete; It will float up at the end of September 2017. The new building will be christened on May 11, 2018. Today all kinds of innovations will be announced to the guests.

Keel laying of the first steel block

Keel laying of the AIDAnova

AIDA Cruises and MEYER WERFT from Papenburg celebrated the laying of the keel of the latest AIDA cruise ship. The ship, measured at 183.900 GT, can be operated with low-emission liquefied natural gases both at sea and in port operations.

Hapag Lloyd Cruises new expedition buildings

Hapag Lloyd Cruises - the focus is on the new expedition ships

August 30, 2017 - The two new expedition ships of Hapag Lloyd Cruises are due to start in spring and autumn 2019. There are already initial indications of the planned routes, the appearance of the main catalog and insights into the variety of cabins.

Costa Luminosa in the port of Copenhagen

Hamburg Cruise Days and Costa Cruises

August 29, 2017 - For the sixth time, the Hamburg Cruise Days will take place from September 8 to 10, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected in the port of Hamburg. On this occasion, Costa Cruises present themselves to visitors.

World Dream undocks

Meyer Werft - World Dream left construction dock

August 28, 2017 - The World Dream, the newest ship from Genting Cruise Lines, has left the building dock II of MEYER WERFT in Papenburg. From November 2017 onwards, the ship will call at destinations in Vietnam and the Philippines.

Mein Schiff 3 in the port of Hamburg

Hamburg Cruise Days 2017

August 22, 2017- Ten cruise ships visit the Hanseatic city on the occasion of the Hamburg Cruise Days 2017. Two shipping companies - Hapag Lloyd Cruises and Phoenix Reisen - present themselves with double calls. The highlight of the event is the Great Hamburg Cruise Days Parade.

AIDAbella in the port of Barcelona

AIDA Cruises invites you to the 1st Captain's Cruise

August 21, 2017 - On November 15, 2017, AIDAbella will start a positioning cruise to Dubai from Venice. There are no stopovers on the trip. So that there is no boredom on board, the resourceful shipping company creates the first Captain's Cruise.

Christening date of the new Mein Schiff 1

Christening date of the new Mein Schiff 1

August 16, 2017 - On May 11, 2018, Mein Schiff 1, the upcoming new TUI Cruises ship, will be ceremoniously christened as part of the 829th Hamburg port birthday. The first two trips of the new flagship can be booked from today.

AIDAperla and AIDAstella in the harbor

AIDA Cruises offers guests free ship visits

15.08.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - Ships of the Rostock AIDA Cruises regularly meet in ports. With immediate effect, AIDA guests can visit sister ships in port at the same time on selected dates at no extra cost. The ships of all ship generations are included in this excursion program.

Logo of the shipping company on the chimney

Discover the Panama Canal with the Holland America Line

 

17.08.2017/2017/2018 - In the premium cruise segment, the Holland America Line apparently offers the most extensive range of Panama Canal cruises. Between September 35 and May XNUMX, eight of the shipping company's ships entered the canal a total of XNUMX times.

First steel cut of the Spectrum of the Seas

MEYER WERFT begins with the new construction of the Spectrum of the Seas

16.08.2017/2019/XNUMX - Yesterday, the first steel plate for the Spectrum of the Seas was cut in the burning center of MEYER WERFT in Papenburg. Royal Caribbeans new building is expected to go into service in spring XNUMX.

Draft hall complex 11

MV WERFTEN - Construction of Hall 11 has officially started

 

August 10.08.2017, 11 - Yesterday, on the MV WERFTEN site in Rostock, construction work for the hall complex 80 officially began in the presence of leading representatives from the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the Genting CEO and shipyard employees. The investment volume is around XNUMX million euros.

Costa Victoria returns to the Mediterranean

Costa Victoria returns to the Mediterranean

05.08.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - Costa Cruises are relocating the Victoria Coast from the local China cruise market back to the Mediterranean. From spring 2018 the ship will be used for trips to the Balearic Islands. The traditional shipping company justified the change in the area of ​​operation with the upcoming giant ships. At the same time it is reported that the NeoClassic Coast is for sale.

British cruise portal grabs Kreuzfahrtberater.de

British cruise portal grabs Kreuzfahrtberater.de

02.08.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - The Ahrensburg cruise portal cruise consultant.de is taken over by the English market leader Cruise.co.uk. The merger will make the group company number one among Europe's cruise agencies. The transaction cost the British 25 million euros.

French flag

STX France - temporary nationalization

27.07.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - French President Macron advocates liberal economic policy. And yet it has now been announced that in order to safeguard and protect French strategic interests, STX France, the largest shipyard in the country based in Saint-Nazaire, will be nationalized. Paris makes use of its right of first refusal.

AIDAaura in front of Palma

AIDA world tour 2018 - Second AIDA cruise around the world

21.07.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - The friends of AIDA Cruises will find unusual cruises in the catalogs of AIDA Selection. Dhe second AIDA world tour has booking start today. The trip will take place in autumn 2018.

TUI Cruises is testing GREAT FREEDOM

TUI Cruises is testing GREAT FREEDOM

July 21.07.2017, 4 - “If you rest, you rust”, the marketing specialists at TUI Cruises may have thought before they decided to put together the package THE GREAT FREEDOM on a test basis on Mein Schiff 5 and Mein Schiff XNUMX for guests on selected trips.

Disney magic

Disney Cruise Line has three new cruise ships built

17.07.2017/2016/XNUMX - The Celebration / Florida-based Disney Cruise Line currently operates four cruise ships. In March XNUMX, the construction of two more ships was announced. The contractor is Meyer Werft in Papenburg. At an event in Anaheim, California, the shipping company announced that a third ship had been ordered from Meyer Werft.

Costa Luminosa

Go around the world with Costa Luminosa

July 14.07.2017th, 6 - On January 2018th, 10, the Costa Luminosa starts from Venice for the 2011th Costa Crociere world cruise since 106. The 15.669-day trip around the globe runs in a westerly direction. The trips in international company can be booked from XNUMX euros per person at the early bird extra price per person.

MS HANSEATIC

June 2018: MS HANSEATIC circles Iceland

The Hapag-Lloyd Cruises expedition ship MS HANSEATIC will circle Iceland, the largest volcanic island in Europe and the world, for the first time in June 2018. The ten-day trip starts and ends in Reykjavik. The journey begins on June 3, 2018.

Asia cruises from Singapore and Tokyo with Costa Crociere

Asia cruises from Singapore and Tokyo with Costa Crociere

In the 2017/18 winter season, the Carnival subsidiary Costa Crociere is offering European guests new Asia cruises on two aging ships. Target areas of the Victoria Coast are some of the most attractive destinations in Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia. The Costa NeoRomantica runs on new routes to Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.

Oceania Cruises and Dertour cooperate

Oceania Cruises and Dertour cooperate

03.07.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - The premium cruise brand Oceania Cruises and the tour operator Dertour are now working together. The advantage: cruises on Oceania ships can be individually combined with other Dertour trips.

Cruise ships and the day of the seafarer

Cruise ships and the day of the seafarer

June 25.06.2017, 2010 - In XNUMX, the United Nations and the IMO, the latter a specialized agency of the UN, called the International Sailor Day out. Since then, it has been celebrated on June 25th each year.

Ritz-Carlton Group plans exclusive cruise brand

Ritz-Carlton Group plans exclusive cruise brand

 

23.06.2017/90/XNUMX - The luxury hotel brand Ritz-Carlton currently operates more than XNUMX luxury hotels and resorts in all parts of the world. The company is now planning to build three luxury cruise ships. With the entry into the cruise industry, the award-winning Ritz-Carlton service is to be carried over to the water.

P&O Oriana

With the cruise ship to deserted Greenland

June 15.06.2017, XNUMX - Under the motto “Fjords, glaciers, dog sleds” the Oriana the British P & O Cruises on 23 July 2018 from Southampton on a 20-day Nordland cruise. With the Greenlandic capital Nuuk, the ship reaches the northernmost destination of its voyage. Then it's back to Southampton.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages named MS COLUMBUS

Cruise & Maritime Voyages named MS COLUMBUS

12.06.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - The fans of the brand TransOcean cruises know it: the brand and its ocean-going ship MS Astor have long belonged to the British shipping company Cruise & Maritim Voyages (CMV), which was founded in 2009. Last week, CMV christened the MS COLUMBUS.

Meyer Werft officially starts construction of the Norwegian Bliss

Meyer Werft officially starts construction of the Norwegian Bliss

 May 25.05.2017, 16 - Two days ago, the construction of Norwegian Bliss, the 2018th cruise ship of the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), officially started with the keel laying in the construction dock of the Papenburg shipyard. The shipyard does not have much time. The new building, measured at 167.800 GT, is due to be delivered in April XNUMX.

MS Veendam

Holland America Line also offers Cuba cruises

24.05.2017/22/2017 - It's hard to believe that cruises to Cuba are becoming fashionable. The US premium cruise operator Holland America Line does not want to stand back. On December 12nd, XNUMX, their MS Veendam starts from Fort Lauderdale on a XNUMX-day round trip to Cuban destinations.

Bonaire - waterfront

Ocean cruises continue to be the trend

23.05.2017 - Dhe international cruise association CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) has good news to report. In 2016, the cruise market developed better than expected. A total of 24,7 million passengers were counted. For 2017, the experts expect further growth.

Sister ship MS Koningsdam

Holland America Line news

May 21.05.2017, 14 - The premium cruise company Holland America Line, which is part of the Carnival Group, operates 15 high-class cruise ships. A XNUMXth ship that MS Nieuw Statendam, is currently being built at Fincantieri. Fans of the brand will be happy to hear that bookings can be made for the new building.

Cruise yacht Le Soléal in Kiel for the first time

Cruise yacht Le Soléal in Kiel for the first time

May 12.05.2017, 13 - France greets Kiel. For the first time the cruise yacht Le Soléal of the French cruise line PONANT moored at Kiel's Ostseekai. At around 00pm the ship coming from Harlingen / Netherlands visited the Hanseatic city for the first time.

Hapag-Lloyd expedition ships

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises - start of construction of the HANSEATIC nature

May 12.05.2017, 9 - For those of you who didn't know: In the Romanian city of Tulcea, the gateway to the Danube Delta, ocean cruise ships are being built. This is made possible by the Norwegian VARD shipyard, a subsidiary of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard group. On May 2017, XNUMX, the construction of two small expedition cruise ships began in Tulcea on behalf of Hapag Lloyd Cruises.

Mein Schiff 6 at the equipment quay in Turku

TUI Cruises takes over Mein Schiff 6

09.05.2017/6/1.000 - As a proud mother, TUI Cruises says hello. Today the Hamburg cruise line took over Mein Schiff XNUMX, their newest cruise ship, from Meyer Turku shipyard. In the early evening it leaves the Finnish shipyard in Turku with around XNUMX crew members in the direction of Kiel.

Port birthday Hamburg 2017

Hamburg harbor birthday a complete success

May 08.05.2017th, 828 - Last weekend the Hanseatic City of Hamburg celebrated its XNUMXth port birthday. The largest harbor festival in the world attracted more than a million visitors. Hundreds of thousands of viewers followed the event on television and on social networks. The arrival of seven cruise ships within four days gave the festival the right momentum.

Explorer of the Seas

Royal Caribbean surprisingly closes its Frankfurt branch

05.05.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - Bad news for sales partners of the Royal Caribbean Group. The booking processes will be handled from Barcelona in the future. The Frankfurt branch is completely unexpectedly closed. The regional markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland are affected by this measure.

MS EUROPA 2 - Atlantic crossing with a price advantage of up to 30%

MS EUROPA 2 - Atlantic crossing with a price advantage of up to 30%

May 03.05.2017, 2 - The luxury cruise ship MS EUROPA 2018 operated by Hapag Lloyd Cruises is offering its guests an Atlantic crossing from Buenos Aires to Cape Town with price advantages of up to 30% in January XNUMX.

Norwegian Sky

Cuba - Norwegian Cruise Line's newest destination

03.05.2017/77.104/259 - Norwegian Sky, the 53 meter long cruise ship of the Norwegian Cruise Line, measured at 2 GT, calls at the Cuban capital Havana as part of 2017 weekly cruises. The four-day trips start and end in Miami / Fl. The ship visited Havana for the first time on May XNUMX, XNUMX.

MSC Fantasia

MSC has the most calls to keel

 

May 02.05.2017nd, XNUMX - Last Saturday the MSC Fantasia the largest cruise ship operating from Kiel for this year's summer season arrives at the port of Kiel. The 333 meter long ship, measured at 137.936 GT, undertakes a total of 21 voyages to the north from Kiel.

Norwegian Joy

Norwegian Cruise Line takes over its first China ship

April 28.04.2017, 18 - Yesterday, MEYER WERFT in Papenburg in Bremerhaven handed over to the shipping company the first ship developed and built specifically for the Chinese market on behalf of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL). The construction time was only XNUMX months.

Holland America Line celebrates King's Day

Holland America Line celebrates King's Day

27.04.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - Today the Dutch celebrate the birthday of their King Willem-Alexander with parades, concerts and folk festivals. The Holland America Line, which belongs to the Carnival group, also celebrates Koningsdag on board all ships.

AIDA Cruises appoints captain of the AIDAperla

AIDA Cruises appoints captain of the AIDAperla

26.04.2017/36/XNUMX - A few days before the official takeover of its new flagship AIDAperla, the Rostock cruise line AIDA Cruises has appointed XNUMX-year-old captain Boris Becker as captain of the AIDAperla.

Oceania Cruises is sailing on new routes

Oceania Cruises is sailing on new routes

20.04.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - The US premium cruise brand Oceania Cruises presents the most comprehensive cruise collection in its history under the motto "Tropics & Exotics 2018-2019". A total of 75 routes will be presented, 50 of which will take place in the required form for the first time.

P&O Arcadia

World tour with the P&O Arcadia

20.04.2017/6/2018 - On January XNUMX, XNUMX the P&O Arcadia ab Southampton on a 99-day cruise around the world. It's an almost tight time frame for a trip around the world. Other cruise companies take much more time to fill the route planning of their ships with interesting destinations.

Princess Cruises puts Majestic Princess into service

Princess Cruises puts Majestic Princess into service

Update 13.04.2017/4/2017 - The brand new one started on April XNUMX, XNUMX Majestic Princess in Civitavecchia, Italy, on her seven-day maiden voyage. The premium shipping company's new flagship designed for the Chinese cruise market is the 18th ship of Princess Cruises fleet. The new building will be baptized in Shanghai, China.

Plenty of art on board Mein Schiff 6

Plenty of art on board Mein Schiff 6

With Mein Schiff 6 TUI Cruises is putting a new cruise ship into service this year as well. Art collections are now indispensable for modern cruise ships. There are more than 6 different objects on Mein Schiff 5.700 to see.

and Norwegian Jade

Norwegian Cruise Line speaks German

13.04.2017/14/XNUMX - Norwegian Cruise Line, the international cruise line operating from Miami / Florida, currently operates XNUMX cruise ships. English has so far been spoken officially on board the ships. German-speaking guests who have problems with English are now guaranteed a guest service in German on all ships.

AIDA Cruises names AIDAperla's godmother

AIDA Cruises names AIDAperla's godmother

13.04.2017/30/2017 - It is now clear: On June XNUMX, XNUMX, the brand new AIDAperla, AIDA Cruises' twelfth fleet member, will be christened by Lena Gercke in front of the backdrop of Palma de Mallorca. The godmother is known as a model and TV presenter.

Costa Fascinosa

Indian billionaire charters cruise ship for son's wedding

10.04.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - “Doesn't work, doesn't exist” one is tempted to say with this message. An Indian billionaire, who is considered to be the market leader in the construction industry in the United Arab Emirates, rented the Costa Fascinosa for four days to host the private wedding ceremony of his son Abdel Sajan on the ship.

AIDAcara opens the 2017 Kiel cruise season

AIDAcara opens the 2017 Kiel cruise season

09.04.2017/142/500.000 - (press release PORT OF KIEL). Kiel expects XNUMX calls and up to XNUMX cruise passengers

Norwegian Jade shines in new splendor

Norwegian Jade shines in new splendor

05.04.2017 -A fortune can be Norwegian Cruise Line das Programm The Norwegian Edge ™ costs. This is an upgrade program for the older ships. You get a uniform design across the fleet; and the guests are provided with all-round improved border experiences. The last modernization measure was the Norwegian Jade.

Star Clippers announce cruise program for 2018

Star Clippers announce cruise program for 2018

05.04.2017 - The Monegasque shipping company Star Clippers makes her guests a total of 2018 different route suggestions for sailing cruises in summer 44. These include spectacular Atlantic crossings, trips in the Mediterranean, through the islands of Indonesia or to the Formula 1 race in Monaco .

Oceania Cruises expands Cuba program

Oceania Cruises expands Cuba program

05.04.2017 - The luxury brand belonging to the NCL Group has planned ten cruises so far Oceania Cruises familiar with the Oceania insignia and the Oceania Regatta for 2017 and 2018. It is now announced that an additional ten Cuba cruises with the Oceania Sirena were included in the 2018 program.

Norwegian Joy masters the Emspassage

Norwegian Joy masters the Emspassage

The latest cruise ship of the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) left the port of Meyer Werft in Papenburg on March 26, 2017 and was transported stern first through the previously dammed Ems to Eemshaven in the Netherlands. The new building will be officially handed over to NCL on April 27, 2017.

Lloyd Werft is revitalizing AIDAvita

Lloyd Werft is revitalizing AIDAvita

March 24.03.2017th, XNUMX - Before AIDAvita as part of the newly launched AIDA Selection program starts on April 5, 2017 from Hamburg and Kiel on 26 trips to the north, the ship will be revitalized at the Lloyd shipyard in Bremerhaven.

Norwegian Cruise Line presents new Leonardo class

Norwegian Cruise Line presents new Leonardo class

16.03.2017 - Norwegian Cruise Line took the one in Miami / Fl. taking place Seatrade Cruise Global Exhibition as an occasion to give a first, fleeting view of the new Leonardo ship class to be built by the Fincantieri shipyards.

Europe - New passenger record for cruises in 2016

Europe - New passenger record for cruises in 2016

16.03.2017 - The European section of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) reports record figures for 2016 on the European cruise market. Last year, nearly 6,7 million Europeans went on cruises. The drivers were the source markets of Germany, Great Britain and Ireland.

Ponant - Construction of two expedition cruise ships is progressing

Ponant - Construction of two expedition cruise ships is progressing

15.03.2017 - Based in Marseille, France Compagnie du Ponant has four ships of the Explorers series built. In March 2017, the Norwegian VARD shipyard in Tulcea in Romania laid the keel for the Le Lapérouse and the first steel cut of the Champlain celebrated.

AIDAperla - cruises from June 10, 2017

AIDAperla - cruises from June 10, 2017

Rostock - 15.03.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - (press release AIDA Cruises) - The eagerly awaited new cruise ship AIDAperla will be officially christened on June 30, 2017 in Mallorca. However, cruise fans do not need to wait until the official christening trip from June 24th to July 1st, 2017. 

AIDA booking start of summer cruises 2018

AIDA booking start of summer cruises 2018

14.03.2017 - AIDA is presenting the cruises for summer 2018 - booking starts on March 14, 2017

Celebrity Cruises - First details of the new EDGE ship class

Celebrity Cruises - First details of the new EDGE ship class

14.03.2017 - Between 2008 and 2012 Celebrity Cruises provided five ships to the Solstice class in service. Yesterday the first details of the new EDGE ship class were unveiled with the pomp and pomp and pomp and pomp and confusion that are common for the cruise industry.

German ocean-going cruise market is making good progress

German ocean-going cruise market is making good progress

09.03.2017 - The study "The German Ocean Cruise Market 2016" brings it to light. The German cruise industry exceeded its targets for the past year: a total of 2,02 million guests traveled on a cruise ship in 2016. The number of passengers, travel sales and the number of overnight stays grew in the double-digit percentage range.

Costa Cruises includes tips in the tour price

Costa Cruises includes tips in the tour price

08.03.2017 - One of the annoying evils on board cruise ships is gratuities. With a few exceptions, it is common practice to pass the payment of the crew grades on to the ship's passengers via so-called tips. A different price model will be introduced with the Costa catalog, which will appear in spring 2017.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises - the names of the newbuildings have been determined

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises - the names of the newbuildings have been determined

08.03.2017 - The Hanover-based TUI Group is investing in two 5-star expedition ships from its Hamburg subsidiary, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. The structurally identical ships planned for 2019 are named after them HANSEATIC nature and HANSEATIC inspiration. The ships built at Vard shipyards can accommodate a maximum of 230 passengers.

TUI Cruises - Mein Schiff 6 is christened in Hamburg

TUI Cruises - Mein Schiff 6 is christened in Hamburg

08.03.2017 - Mein Schiff 6, TUI Cruises' newest ship, will be christened on June 1, 2017 from Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie. TUI Cruises said this today during the Hamburg reception at the Berlin ITB. When the ship is christened, the Hamburg shipping company is cooperating with the recently opened Hamburg concert hall.

Oceania Insignia - around the world in 180 days

Oceania Insignia - around the world in 180 days

06.03.2017 - Oceania Cruises, the cruise brand in the upper premium segment, starts on January 11, 2019 with the Oceania insignia on a 180 day cruise around the world. The journey begins in New York and covers 47.000 nautical miles.

Norwegian Joy successfully undocked

Norwegian Joy successfully undocked

06.03.2017 - The Norwegian Joy, the cruise ship specially manufactured for the Chinese market by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), was undocked from the construction dock hall of the Papenburg Meyer Werft on March 4, as planned, and laid on the pier of the shipyard port.

AIDA Cruises Hamburg port birthday

AIDA Cruises with 4 cruise ships at the PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG

Rostock - 04.03.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - (Press release AIDA Cruises) For the sixth time, the cruise company AIDA Cruises is the main sponsor of the HAFENGEBURTSTAG HAMBURG and thus testifies to the continuous commitment to the Hanseatic city.

TransOcean Cruises presents new catalog 2017/2018

TransOcean Cruises presents new catalog 2017/2018

Offenbach, March 03.03.2017, XNUMX - Experience an expedition to Greenland with the ASTOR, a circumnavigation of the world with the COLUMBUS or in the footsteps of the northern lights on board the MAGELLAN - for the 2017/2018 season, TransOcean Cruises is presenting a 178-page complete catalog with three ships for the first time. This will be available in travel agencies from March 18, 2017 and attracts with attractive offers.

Norwegian Pearl shines in new splendor

Norwegian Pearl shines in new splendor

Wiesbaden / Berlin - 03.03.2017 - The Norwegian Cruise Line ship returns to Miami with a fresh look of the cabins and a new design of the public spaces

MSC MERAVIGLIA - 100 FACTS

MSC MERAVIGLIA - 100 FACTS

Wednesday, 01.03.2017

Princess Cruises expands its Japanese offering

Princess Cruises expands its Japanese offering

Munich, February 28.02.2017, XNUMX. (Current press release Princess Cruises) - Shipping company will call at six new ports in 2018 - cruises will start in Tokyo and Kobe

Norwegian Joy - undocking is imminent

Norwegian Joy - undocking is imminent

Papenburg 25.02.2017 (current press release from MEYER WERFT) - Cruise ship The new building is expected to leave the building dock on March 4th

AIDA Cruises: Start of construction for the world's first LNG cruise ship at Meyer Werft in Papenburg

AIDA Cruises: Start of construction for the world's first LNG cruise ship at Meyer Werft in Papenburg

Rostock, February 21, 2017. (Current press release from AIDA Cruises) - On February 21, 2017, a new age of cruise shipping dawned at the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg. AIDA President Felix Eichhorn and Meyer Werft Managing Director Bernard Meyer made the symbolic first steel cut for the world's first cruise ship that can be operated entirely with environmentally friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG)

German cruise initiative gives fair play awards

German cruise initiative gives fair play awards

16.02.2017 - The cruise initiative e. V. that Association of leading cruise sales outlets in Germany has presented its Fair Play Award to ship travel organizers in Hamburg. The awards went to Norwegian Cruise Line, Hapag Lloyd Cruises and Royal Caribbean.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings orders four cruise ships

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings orders four cruise ships

February 16.02.2017, 2022 - Norwegian Cruise Line Holding (NCL) announced today that an agreement has been reached with Fincantieri SpA to build four next-generation cruise liners. The ships are expected to be delivered between 2025 and XNUMX.

Oceania Cruises expands Cuba program

Oceania Cruises expands Cuba program

16.02.2017 - The cruise line belonging to NCL Oceania Cruises has added six more Cuba cruises to its program for the current year. The trips starting in Miami lead the Oceania insignia in Cuba's capital Havana and in the cities of Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba.

Carnival Paradise sets course for Cuba

Carnival Paradise sets course for Cuba

15.02.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - The Greater Antilles island of Cuba opens up to international cruise tourism. Hapag Lloyd, MSC, NCL and subsidiaries are some of the cruise companies that have been allowed to call at Cuba so far. Carnival Corporation & plc has recently joined the Club of Privileged Cruise Companies.

AIDAperla will be christened on June 30, 2017

AIDAperla will be christened on June 30, 2017

15.02.2017 - Now we know: AIDAperla, the twelfth cruise ship in the AIDA fleet, will be christened on June 30, 2017 in Palma de Mallorca. Before that there is a so-called baptism trip. It starts on June 24, 2017 from Palma de Mallorca and leads to Barcelona.

Successful keel laying of Mein Schiff 1

Successful keel laying of Mein Schiff 1

13.02.2017 - TUI Cruises and the Meyer Turku shipyard celebrated the laying of the new keel today Mein Schiff 1 and the first steel cut of the new one Mein Schiff 2. With the two newbuildings, the Hamburg shipping company is redefining the cruise ships that have previously operated under the same name.

AIDAcara takes off for the first Selection cruise

AIDAcara takes off for the first Selection cruise

11.02.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - Starts today AIDAcara, the oldest ship in the AIDA fleet, from Hamburg on the very first cruise in the new travel segment AIDA Selection. The motto of the trip is "Winter in the Far North". AIDAcara and the one that runs regularly in Hamburg AIDAprima say goodbye to the Hanseatic city around 21:20pm with a joint departure maneuver.

Silversea Cruises presents catalogs for 2018

Silversea Cruises presents catalogs for 2018

08.02.2017 - In 2018, guests of the Monegasque luxury cruise line Silversea Cruises can expect almost 300 premiere ports and a total of more than 850 travel destinations in 130 countries. And: In spring 2017 the new flagship Silver Muse will join the fleet.

Norwegian Cruise Line offers 30 cruises to Cuba

Norwegian Cruise Line offers 30 cruises to Cuba

07.02.2017/2017/XNUMX - Had five cruises in May XNUMX Norwegian Cruise Line previously planned from Miami to Havana in Cuba. Today the company announces that the Norwegian Sky will undertake a total of 2017 cruises up to and including December 30.

MS EUROPA - Hapag Lloyd present main catalog 2018/19

MS EUROPA - Hapag Lloyd present main catalog 2018/19

07.02.2017/2018/2019 - Hapag Lloyd Cruises present the XNUMX/XNUMX season. The new MS Europe main catalog presents a total of 190 cruises, new format trips and tried-and-tested classics on 38 pages.

Winemaker Günther Jauch presents Riesling wines at EUROPA 2

Winemaker Günther Jauch presents Riesling wines at EUROPA 2

06.02.2017 - When on February 20, 2017 the EUROPE 2 Günther Jauch, one of Germany's best-known moderators, will be on board in his capacity as a winemaker who will start her cruise from Hong Kong to Singapore under the pretty motto “In the countries of the smile”.

Norwegian Cruise Line "sails" with special conditions

Norwegian Cruise Line "sails" with special conditions

01.02.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - Tue Norwegian Cruise Line, Inventor of the Freestyle Cruising, an internationally operating and award-winning cruise line, is offering credit for shore excursions from 7 to 2017 US dollars per cabin for bookings made by April 50, 600. In addition, between February 1st and 15th, 2017, the deposit due after booking will be reduced by 50%.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is in a party mood

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is in a party mood

Southampton / Frankfurt, February 1, 2017 (Current press release from Regent Seven Seas Cruises) - On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the luxury shipping company is Regent Seven Seas Cruises® in a celebratory mood and offered as part of the campaign "Celebrate with Regent" up to 25 percent discount on a selection of your ultra-luxurious all-inclusive routes in 2017.

TUI Cruises: Christening of Mein Schiff 6 can also be booked for guests

TUI Cruises: Christening of Mein Schiff 6 can also be booked for guests

Hamburg, January 31.01.2017, 1 - (Current press release from TUI Cruises) - Attention Mein Schiff fans: the christening trip will take place from June 3st to XNUMXrd from Hamburg to Kiel. First we celebrate and then we enjoy:

P&O Cruises has given the Oriana a facelift

P&O Cruises has given the Oriana a facelift

30.01.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - Eight cruise ships of various sizes sail under the British flag P & O Cruises. Their cruise ships offer capacities between 710 and 3.647 passengers. P&O Cruises operate two adults-only ships that are aggressively marketed.

TUI Cruises - Mein Schiff 6 floated up

TUI Cruises - Mein Schiff 6 floated up

30.01.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - Swims since last weekend Mein Schiff 6. On Friday the bulkheads of the dry dock were the Meyer Turku shipyard opened for flooding in Turku, Finland.

Oceania Cruises has specials

Oceania Cruises has specials

26.01.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - The US cruise brand operating in the upper premium segment Oceania Cruises offers early bird credit of $ 31 for all new bookings up to and including March 2017, 250 for selected European cruises.

Carnival Horizon debuts in the Mediterranean

Carnival Horizon debuts in the Mediterranean

26.01.2017/25/XNUMX - The XNUMXth cruise ship is currently being built at one of the Fincantieri shipyards Carnival cruise line. The new building, which was tailored to more than 3.900 passengers Carnival Horizon is the second ship launched in 2016 Vista class. On April 2, 2018, the Carnival Horizon starts its 13-day maiden voyage from Barcelona.

Fincantieri builds more cruise ships for the Carnival group

Fincantieri builds more cruise ships for the Carnival group

20.01.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - The Carnival Corporation, Miami / Fl., And the Fincantieri shipyard group, Trieste, have agreed to introduce two new cruise lines for Carnival's cruise brands Holland America Line and Princess Cruises to build. According to the shipyard, the order volume will amount to over one billion euros. Including these two newbuildings, Carnival will put a total of 2017 new ships into service between 2022 and 19.

Ponant builds expedition cruise ships

Ponant builds expedition cruise ships

17.01.2017 - Yacht cruises & expeditions are the trademark of the French cruise line Ponant. To expand the range of products, the Compagnie du Ponant four ships of the Ponant Explorers series ordered. Construction of the first ship began with the steel cut on January 3, 2017.

Kiel cruise season 2016 significantly better than last year

Kiel cruise season 2016 significantly better than last year

17.01.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - The SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co. KG achieved top values ​​in cargo handling and passenger numbers last year. With 147 ship calls, 2016 went down in the annals of port operations as the best cruise season to date.

World Dream laid down at Meyer Werft

World Dream laid down at Meyer Werft

12.01.2017/13/2016 - On October XNUMX, XNUMX, the Papenburger handed over Meyer Werft the new ship Genting Dream an Dream Cruises, the newly created premium brand of the Genting Group / Hong Kong. On January 10, 2017, the sister ship's keel was officially laid in construction dock II of Meyer Werft World Dream celebrated.

Baptized Seabourn Encore

Baptized Seabourn Encore

January 09.01.2016, 7 - As part of a glamorous ceremony on January 2017, XNUMX, the Seabourn Encore, the new flagship of the luxury shipping company Seabourn, baptized. The new ship was built at Fincantieri and is the shipping company's fourth all-suite ship.

The world tour of the Costa Luminosa has begun

The world tour of the Costa Luminosa has begun

06.01.2017 - Today the Costa Luminosa the Italian shipping company Costa Cruises from Savona on a world tour. During the circumnavigation of the world, the cruise ship visits 35 ports in 20 countries. The itinerary spans three oceans and five continents. The journey ends in Savona after 106 days.

Princess Cruises offers a taster cruise on the Majestic Princess

Princess Cruises offers a taster cruise on the Majestic Princess

02.01.2017 - In spring 2017 the fleet of the Princess Cruises on 18 cruise ships. With the Majestic Princess will be the third ship of the Royal class put into service. On March 31, 2017 the new building of Triest to Civitavecchia convicted. For this positioning cruise, the shipping company offers paying guests a taster cruise.

AIDAperla is coming earlier than planned

AIDAperla is coming earlier than planned

29.12.2016 - AIDAperla, the latest new building from AIDA Cruises, should go into service two months earlier than planned. AIDAperla is the 12th member of the Rostock cruise line. From July 1, 2017, the sister ship of AIDAprima cruising in the western Mediterranean. The start and destination ports are Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona.

AIDAperlaAIDAcara - Booking of partial routes for a trip around the world possible

AIDAcara - booking of partial routes possible with Weltreise

Rostock, December 22nd, 2016 - (Current press release from AIDA Cruises) - From now on there is a strictly limited contingent of three partial routes of the world tour from AIDAcarastarting October 17, 2017 in 116 days from Hamburg over among other things Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, Auckland and Sydney up back to Hamburg leads, bookable via all channels.

Norwegian Cruise Line ready for Cuba

Norwegian Cruise Line ready for Cuba

22.12.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - Cuba cruises are becoming fashionable. Also the Norwegian Cruise Line will soon be flying the flag in Cuba. The Miami-based shipping company is now accepting bookings for cruises on the Destination Cuba opposite. The first of the four-day trips will start on May 1, 2017.

Costa Cruises - Special New Year Cruise Deals

Costa Cruises - Special New Year Cruise Deals

December 21.12.2016, XNUMX - Under the motto "Capture moments of happiness - from the North Cape to the Mediterranean" Offer Costa cruises from now on selected trips from the North Cape to the Mediterranean Sea at an affordable flex price.

Cruises - Annual Outlook 2017

Cruises - Annual Outlook 2017

December 20.12.2016, 2017 - The international cruise association CLIA 25,3 million passengers. In 2017, a total of 26 deep-sea, river and special cruise ships will be put into service. According to the report, interest in cruises will continue to grow worldwide.

Phoenix Reisen Catalog "Sea Travel 2018" published

Phoenix Reisen Catalog "Sea Travel 2018" published

Bonn, December 16, 2016 - (Current press release from Phoenix Reisen GmbH) - 264 pages about MS Amadea, MS Artania, MS Albatros and MS Germany

AIDAperla

Carnival has the third ship of the Vista hermitage built

15.12.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - The largest cruise company in the world, Carnival cruise line, is preparing for a fleet expansion that was not originally planned. Almost a year and a half after the receipt of the Carnival Horizon the shipping company will receive another new building that will accommodate around 4.000 passengers.

Mein Schiff 6 is christened in Hamburg

Mein Schiff 6 is christened in Hamburg

14.12.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - The guesswork is over. TUI Cruises named their ship under construction on June 1, 2017 Hamburg on the name Mein Schiff 6. To Kiel (Mein Schiff 4), Lübeck-Travemünde (Mein Schiff 5) it now hits Hamburg. The godmother (still) remains a secret. Their name will be announced later.

MS Europa connects Japanese and Hawaiian gardens

MS Europa connects Japanese and Hawaiian gardens

Hamburg, December 12, 2016 - (Current press release from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises) - On a Pacific cruise in April 2017, the luxury ship EUROPA from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will call at the two ports of Kobe and Hachijo-Shima in Japan for the first time. A varied program awaits the travelers on board and ashore: Among other things, guests can discover impressive Japanese gardens and the splendor of Hawaii on selected garden excursions. In addition, informative lectures on the subject of garden art are offered on board.

P&O Cruises will get Adonia back

P&O Cruises will get Adonia back

12.12.2016 - In April 2015 the Carnival Corporation the socially committed cruise brand with a big presence Fathom. The company, which is unusual for the Carnival Group, offered Miami / Fl. alternating, "impact-oriented" cruises in the Dominican Republic and later after Cuba

Princess Cruises cancels Turkey destinations for 2017

Princess Cruises cancels Turkey destinations for 2017

12.12.2016 - Those belonging to the Carnival Group are currently operating with 17 premium cruise ships Princess Cruises 150 destinations on 360 different routes worldwide. For 2017, the route plans in the Mediterranean were rewritten - apparently due to the occasion. Turkish ports will no longer be part of the route planning in the coming year.

MSC Cruises continues to grow

MSC Cruises continues to grow

December 08.12.2016th, XNUMX - MSC Cruises, the largest privately run cruise company in the world, is committed to consistent expansion. The current fleet of twelve cruise ships is to be increased by eleven large ship units over the next ten years. The investments estimated for this amount to around nine billion euros.

Norwegian Holdings cruise lines are allowed to visit Cuba

Norwegian Holdings cruise lines are allowed to visit Cuba

December 08.12.2018th, XNUMX - The government of the Republic of Cuba issued the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., the first US cruise line to receive approval to call at Cuban ports. The decision applies to ships from the brands Norwegian Cruise Line, the Oceania Cruises as the Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Princess Cruises convicted of willful pollution

Princess Cruises convicted of willful pollution

02.12.2016/1/2016 - The US Department of Justice announced on December XNUMX, XNUMX that the prestigious cruise brand Princess Cruises has pleaded guilty to a total of seven (environmental) crime charges relating to the willful pollution of the seas and the deliberate concealment of these offenses.

Fincantieri shipyard delivers Seabourn Encore

Fincantieri shipyard delivers Seabourn Encore

30.11.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - Today, Wednesday, Carnival's premium brand took over Seabourn Cruise Line from Fincantieri's Seabourn Encore. The handover ceremony for the new building took place in Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard near Venice.

European cruise industry continues to grow

European cruise industry continues to grow

30.11.2016/2008/49 - The international association of the cruise industry, the CLIA, sees the development of the European cruise industry as positive for the next ten years. In retrospect, the European cruise business has seen a capacity expansion of XNUMX percent since XNUMX.

MSC Seaside floated up

MSC Seaside floated up

28.11.2016 - MSC Cruises and the Fincantieri shipyards celebrated the floating of the at the Monfalcone shipyard at the weekend MSC Seaside. The shipping company sees it as an innovative prototype and flagship of a second generation of ships that the privately run cruise company will introduce in the coming year.

AIDAperla - kissable mouth shines on the bow

AIDAperla - kissable mouth shines on the bow

Rostock, November 19, 2016 - (Current press release AIDA Cruises) - At the Mitsubishi shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan, the kissing mouth, the brand symbol of the AIDA fleet, was applied to the bow of the new building recently. AIDAperla makes a dozen kissable mouths full. AIDA Cruises was the first cruise company ever to introduce front painting in 1996. AIDA ships have been carrying smiles across the oceans for two decades.

Oceania Cruises offers holiday cruises

Wiesbaden, November 07th, 2016 - (Current press release from Oceania Cruises): - Oceania Cruises has prepared selected festive cruises for the Christmas season. They lead to the Caribbean, the Mexican Riviera, South America or South Africa. All six ships of the cruise brand in the upper premium segment are festively decorated for the Christmas season. There is also an entertainment program specially tailored to the festival as well as Christmas treats. Santa Claus will also come on board via the ship's chimney.

Genting is investing heavily in MV Werftengruppe

07.11.2016/2016/XNUMX - In April XNUMX, the Hong Kong-based company took over Genting group the Nordic Yard shipyards and named them in MV Werften Wismar GmbH around. The acquisition of the shipbuilding companies in Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania serves to secure production capacities for the planned ambitious fleet expansion of the Genting Group.

Meyer Werft: start of construction of Norwegian Bliss

October 28.10.2016, XNUMX - In the presence of Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Frank J. Del Rio, construction began in the factory halls of Meyer Werft in Papenburg with the start of burning Norwegian Bliss initiated. The third ship in the Breakaway Plus class is scheduled to be completed in spring 2018.

P&O Cruises specify new building plans

October 28.10.2016, XNUMX - “And the winner is… Meyer Werft”, this or something like that could be the headline. The British P & O Cruises, a Carnival subsidiary, are known to intend to buy a 180.000-ton LNG-powered cruise ship from Papenburger Meyer Werft to build.

Regent Cruises: Seven Seas Explorer in numbers

October 26.10.2016, XNUMX - According to our own admission, the for Norwegian Cruise Line Holding Ltd. owned shipping company Regent Seven Seas Cruises the Luxury shipping company with the most comprehensive all-inclusive offer in the world. The company's four ships head for 375 destinations around the world.

Oceania Cruises presents catalog in German

26.10.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - The premium cruise brand Oceania Cruises publishes its travel catalogs in German for the first time. With this measure, Oceania emphasizes its commitment in the German-speaking markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Hurtigruten builds expedition cruise ships

October 21.10.2016, 2016 - In April XNUMX, the traditional Norwegian post ship line informed Hurtigruten about having an agreement to build four new expedition ships with the family-run Kleven Fort was taken in Ulsteinvik near Ålesund.

TransOcean cruises - around the world with the MS Magellan

Offenbach, October 19, 2016 - (Current press release from TransOcean cruises ): - On January 6, 2017 the MS MAGELLAN from Amsterdam on a long 121-day trip around the globe. Various shore excursions in the Caribbean, Central America, the South Seas, Australia, Asia, the Indian Ocean, North Africa and the Mediterranean region are on the program until May 6th.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises optimizes the restaurant experience

Southampton / Frankfurt October 19.10.2016, XNUMX - (Current press release from Regent Seven Seas Cruises): Regent Seven Seas Cruises® is starting a fleet-wide revolution in the field of gourmet experiences and transforming the emblematic Compass Rose in the largest specialty restaurant at sea. The new concept offers guests an unparalleled, fully customizable culinary experience with an unmatched variety of gourmet options evening after evening.

In 2017, P&O is offering event cruises to European festivals

October 18.10.2016, XNUMX - Carnival's British subsidiary P&O Cruises is offering its guests three interesting cruises departing from Southampton to European festival highlights in Copenhagen, Monaco and Kiel in the coming year.

Greece's cruise tourism collapses in 2017

October 18.10.2016, XNUMX - The Greek Tourism Association SEVEN forecasts a roughly 2017 percent drop in sales for cruise tourism in 30. The cause: fewer cruise tourists and - as a result - dwindling sales.

Carnival Maritime Future Radar 2017

October 14.10.2016, 2015 - In October XNUMX, the Fleet Operations Center (FOC) of the Carnival group started operations. The task of the FOC is to provide real-time support for the ship's command on cruise ships of the Costa Group (Aida, Costa Crociere and Costa Asia). There are currently 26 ships under control.

Norwegian Cruise Line develops ship for Alaskan cruises

January 14.10.2016, 2018 - In spring XNUMX the Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Lower Saxony, the third ship in the Breakaway Plus class Norwegian Cruise Line deliver. The cruise ship, which measures around 167.800 tons and is designed for 4.000 guests with double occupancy, is named Norwegian Bliss.

MSC Cruises presents the 2017/2018 catalog

New ships and expanded routes are highlights of the 2017/18 season - (Current press release from MSC Cruises): - The program for the 2017/2018 season has been relaunched by MSC: The updated second edition of the catalog includes new, attractive offers, such as the January 31, 2017 extended early bird prices with discounts of up to 350 euros per person.

CLIA recommends extraordinary cruises

With the cold season, the wanderlust grows. As part of the annual “Plan a Cruise” campaign, the international cruise association CLIA is presenting ten attractive cruises.

MS Bremen concludes shipyard stay

October 13.10.2016, XNUMX - Today, Hapag left Lloyd's expedition ship MS Bremen After a two-week regular stay in the shipyard, Dock 10 of the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg. MS Bremen received technical innovations and numerous visual changes.

Royal Caribbean also relies on liquid gas propulsion

October 13.10.2016, XNUMX - Environmentalists rightly classify older generation cruise ships as polluting the environment. AIDA Cruises has with the AIDAprima Setting standards for effective environmental protection on cruise ships. The shipping company uses dual-fuel engine technology, which makes it possible to operate the ship with environmentally friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG) and - if available - with shore power.

Meyer Werft hands over Genting Dream

October 13.10.2016, XNUMX - Yesterday the Meyer Werft in Papenburg handed over the new ship Genting Dream to the Asian shipping company Dream Cruises. This cruise company is the premium cruise brand of the Genting Group / Hong Kong. The ship is used in the rapidly growing Chinese cruise market.

Oceania Cruises promote single trips

10.10.2016 - Solo travelers and singles often complain about the high surcharges for single cabins on cruises. With the cruise brand that ranks in the upper premium segment Oceania Cruises Normally, 100 percent surcharge applies to the cabin for single use.

NCL Holdings rely on China's cruise market

NCL Holdings rely on China's cruise market

10.10.2016 - On the occasion of the CruiseWorld China Summit in Beijing and the China Cruise Shipping Conference and the International Cruise Expo in Tianjin, leading representatives of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings about the future engagement of the shipping group in the Chinese cruise market.

Kiel celebrates the best cruise season so far

October 08.10.2016th, 2016 - The Kiel seaport closes the 133 cruise season today. After 2015 ship calls in 2016, the port reported a total of 147 calls by 26 different ships in 485.200. The number of passengers was 458.771 (previous year 5,8); this corresponds to an increase of 8,6 percent. The total tonnage of the ships increased from 9,3 to XNUMX million GT.

Named godmother of Carnival Vista

October 06.10.2016, 6 - Munich, October 2016, XNUMX (current press release from Carnival Cruise Line). - Deshauna Barber, reigning "Miss USA", will be the godmother of Carnival Vista, the youngest fleet member of Carnival Cruise Line. As part of a major event in the port of New York, the 26-year-old is to christen the market leader's flagship on November 4th.

Booking start at AIDA

October 06.10.2016th, 6 - Rostock, October 2016th, 2017 (current press release from AIDA Cruises). - Today is the start of bookings for the new AIDA Cruises catalog "EXPERIENCE YOUR HOLIDAY NEW!". It includes trips from March 2018 to April 2018 including an outlook on selected routes up to October 130. Twelve ships in the AIDA fleet set sail on 215 different routes to over 70 ports in XNUMX countries on six continents.

Norwegian Cruise Line is celebrating its 50th birthday

06.10.2016 - In 1966 the Norwegian shipowner Knud Kloster founded the Norwegian Caribbean Lines AS (NCL). The shipping company's first ship was called the MS Sunward. On December 19, 1966 it was laid by Miami / Fl. off for his first Caribbean cruise.

Top rating for luxury ships from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

October 1.10.2016, 32 - The XNUMXnd edition of the cruise guide is published today Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships 2017. The legend among the cruise guides has once again rated Hapag Lloyd Cruises' luxury cruise ships MS Europa and MS Europa 2 with the dream grade of 5-star plus.

MV Werften invest heavily in shipyard technology

28.09.2016/70/2.500 - In the XNUMX-year history of today's MV Werftengruppe, around XNUMX ships have been built for various purposes. In the future, the company, which operates under the flag of the Genting Group in Hong Kong, only wants to build luxurious ocean cruise ships, river cruise ships and mega yachts at its Rostock, Stralsund and Wismar locations.

Venice - With gondolas against the cruise ship

27.09.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - Yesterday several media reported on a high-profile demonstration against cruise ships in Venice. On September 2.000, 25, more than 2016 demonstrators obstructed the passage of the Thomson Celebration (TUI Group) through the Canale della Giudecca.

China will build cruise ships in the future

23.09.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - The big players in the cruise industry define China as a growth market. The brands Costa, MSC and Royal Caribbean are good examples of expansive business policies in the People's Republic.

News from Mein Schiff 6

22.09.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - If the construction of a cruise ship goes according to plan, it is the usual practice of cruise lines to make regular guests want to go to the new ship with cleverly placed "appetizers". TUI Cruises, Germany's second largest cruise company, is no exception. The object of the new feeling of pleasure is Mein Schiff 6.

MSC positions second ship in China

21.09.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - Last weekend the MSC Splendida For the 100th time a cruise ship from the MSC fleet is calling at the port of Hamburg. The ship and a cargo ship from the shipping company arriving at the same time, the container ship MSC Silvia, were celebrated with a light installation and brilliant fireworks.

Norwegian Cruise Line presents 2016/18 cruise catalog

Wiesbaden / Frankfurt, September 2016 (Current press release from Norwegian Cruise Line). - The international cruise line is presenting with new routes and an expanded range of services Norwegian Cruise Line their new Premium All Inclusive Catalog for cruises between November 2016 and April 2018.

AIDA catalog 2017/18 will appear at the beginning of October

AIDA catalog 2017/18 will appear at the beginning of October

16.09.2016 (current press release from AIDA Cruises) - The new AIDA catalog for the travel period March 6 to April 2016 will be published on October 2017, 2018 under the title: "EXPERIENCE NEW HOLIDAYS!" Continents Twelve ships of the AIDA fleet set course on 70 different routes to over 130 ports worldwide.

The cruise company presented the following first highlights from the new catalog to the public on September 15, 2016.

AIDAprima is leaving Hamburg in November 2017

September 16.09.2016, 2016 - Since the end of April XNUMX, Hamburg has been the year-round start and destination port for seven-day round trips by the AIDA flagship AIDAprima. The trips take the 300 meter long cruise ship to the “European metropolises”. That's a euphemism in that the ship targets like Southampton or Le Havre starts up. Every tourist knows that trips to the metropolises of London or Paris involve bus trips lasting several hours.

More than 230 cruise ships will pass through the Panama Canal in 2016/17

15.09.2016/80/20.000 - For cruise tourists it is a dream to cross the approximately XNUMX kilometers long Panama Canal with a cruise ship. The canal is extremely useful for merchant shipping as it shortens the sea route between the east and west coasts of the United States by XNUMX kilometers. And for cruise ship passengers, the unique Panama Canal is extremely attractive.

Genting Dream - Ems overpass will start shortly

15.09.2016/3/2015 - On December 2, XNUMX, the first block of the XNUMXnd construction phase of the Genting Dream in building dock II of the Meyer Werft lowered in Papenburg. The first construction phase of the 151.000-tonne cruise ship was undocked beforehand. On August 19, 2016, the finished ship left the construction dock and moved to the shipyard pier for final completion.

Seabourn Unveils 2017-18 Cruise Program

15.09.2016 - Seabourn Cruise Line, one of the brands of Carnival Corporation & plc., currently stands for three small, luxurious ships that are positioned in the ultra-luxury segment. The sister ships, measured at 32.346 GT, each offer 225 high-quality suites, exceptional service and attractive destinations. The autumn / winter program 2017/18 provides for 96 departures, 36 extraordinary routes and cruises with a length of between 7 and 152 days. Some of the offers are simply awesome.

AIDA Cruises - Big Apple, Southern States, Blues & Salsa

Rostock, September 13, 2016 (current press release from AIDA Cruises) -  On October 22nd, 2016 one of the most extraordinary cruises of the coming winter season will start on board AIDAluna - from New York to the Dominican Republic. The 14-day trip starts on October 22, 2016 in New York and leads along the American east coast via Baltimore, Charleston, Port Canaveral and Miami to the Bahamas.

Cruise destination Hamburg reports record numbers for 2016

September 12, 2016 - The Cruise Gate Hamburg (CGH) expects 170 calls by cruise ships and 700.000 passengers in the current year. The number of calls at all three check-in areas was increased by 11 percent and the number of passengers by a phenomenal 34,6 percent.

Matze Knop is hiring on Mein Schiff 2

Comedian star guest of the Kiez meets Comedy cruise by TUI Cruises (current press release from TUI Cruises) - Hamburg, September 12, 2016. On board Mein Schiff 2 it will be from February 26 to March 5, 2017 on the Canary Islands cruise with Madeira Weird roar.

Norwegian Cruise Line Europe's leading cruise line for the ninth time

Wiesbaden / Frankfurt am Main, September 8, 2016 (Current press release from Norwegian Cruise Line)  

Norwegian Cruise Line was named "Europe's Leading Cruise Line" at the World Travel Awards for the ninth time in a row and also received the "Europe's Responsible Tourism Award" and the "World's Best Cruise Spa" award.

MS HANSEATIC successfully completes the Northeast Passage for the second time

Hamburg / Kiel, September 8, 2016 (current press release from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises) - 

MS HANSEATIC, one of the two Hapag-Lloyd Cruises expedition ships, successfully completed the Northeast Passage again in the early morning of September 07.09.2016th, 2014. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises celebrated its premiere in summer 5.542, when the HANSEATIC was the first non-Russian cruise ship to sail the Northeast Passage. After a total of 10.09.2016 nautical miles, the ship, which has the highest ice class for passenger ships, will arrive in Nome on XNUMX/XNUMX/XNUMX and officially end its voyage.

Kiel Seaport and Costa Crociere celebrate 40 years of partnership

Hamburg / Kiel, September 7, 2016 (current press release from Costa Crociere) - Forty years ago, a cruise ship belonging to the Italian shipping company Costa Crociere headed for Kiel for the first time: The Ferderico C was the first Costa ship to arrive at Böllhornkai in Kiel city harbor in June 1976 Anchor; the change of passengers counted 1724 guests.

Costa Luminosa sets out to circumnavigate the world - the majority of German guests on board

Hamburg, September 6, 2016 (current press release from Costa Crociere) - This week the Costa Luminosa started its next cruise around the world from Savona, Italy.

Meyer Werft books three new orders

06.09.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - The work doesn't stop. The employees of Meyer Werft in Papenburg and the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, we were pleased to hear the three new building orders announced today. After all, the orders will fill the order book until 2022. The order backlog will thus be higher than ever before.

MSC Meraviglia floated up

03.09.2016 - MSC Cruises celebrated another milestone in their company history yesterday. MSC Meraviglia, the first ship of the new generation of ships of the same name, swam in the building dock of the STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire at the Loire estuary.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has expedition cruise ships built

26.08.2016 - Hapag-Lloyd Cruises focus on growth. For this purpose, the Norwegian Vard Holdings Limited, an affiliate of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard group, has ordered two newbuildings. The ships are scheduled to go into service in spring and autumn 2019.

The cruise industry and the new technologies

25.08.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - Cruise ships are badly regarded by environmentalists. The main criticism ignites the emissions from the ships. Something can be done about emissions from cruise ships. Resilient and effective systems for exhaust gas cleaning are now available, and the costs associated with the introduction are in relation to the total costs of a cruise ship in a manageable framework.

Setback for the cruise destination Hamburg

20.08.2016/90,3/XNUMX - Not even seven months have passed and Hamburg's Senator for Economic Affairs, Frank Horch, and the head of the “Hamburg Port Authority”, Jens Meier, have to admit that the expected “quantum leap” has only turned into a small hop. According to reports from NDR XNUMX, the Miami-based cruise line has Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) decided at short notice against 19 planned ship calls in the Hanseatic city.

Aida Cruises introduces AIDA Selection

18.08.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - What is useful for the mother also looks good on the daughter. Those in charge will agree Costa and AIDA Cruises thought. After Costa had the product years ago neoCollection The Rostock cruisers are following suit.

TUI Cruises new generation of ships is taking shape

August 16, 8 - On the site of the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland today the first steel cut for the new Mein Schiff 1 performed. This ship replaces the previous Mein Schiff 1, which became a British subsidiary within the TUI Group in 2018 Thomson Cruises changes. TUI Cruises is celebrating the new build as a new generation of ships.

CLIA presents study on the Asian cruise market

11.08.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - The international cruise association CLIA presented a study entitled "Asia Cruise Trends 2016". The analysis shows that the cruise companies have adjusted to the rapidly growing Asian markets. Japan is the most popular cruise destination.

Norwegian Cruise Line cuts outlook for 2016 and 2017

11.08.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCL) stands for the cruise brands Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The three companies together operate 22 ships with 45.000 beds. NCL is one of the leading cruise companies in the world.

AIDAbella goes China

04.08.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - Is considered a pioneer of the Chinese cruise market Costa Cruises. The Italian cruise company was the first to offer Chinese guests cruises in Asia. Even if just the Royal Caribbean group, the world's second largest cruise operator, admitted a certain weakness in the Chinese cruise market when it presented its business figures for the second quarter of 2, China's cruise guests remain highly sought after.

Royal Caribbean Cruises admits market weaknesses

Royal Caribbean Cruises admits market weaknesses

August 03.08.2016, XNUMX - Listed companies are currently publishing their quarterly figures. So also the one listed on the NYSE Royal Caribbean group. The one in Miami / Fl. based cruise company released the numbers for the second quarter of 2016 and disappointed investors a little.

Chinese artist paints the hull of Norwegian Joy

Chinese artist paints the hull of Norwegian Joy

01.08.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - The hull painting of the newest cruise ship of the Norwegian Cruise Line(NCL) is made by the renowned Chinese artist Tan ping designed. The Norwegian Joy, the newest NCL ship to be built at the Papenburger Meyer Werft belongs to Breakaway Plus class. The 3.850-seat Norwegian Joy will celebrate its premiere in summer 2017.

Carnival's future ship is called Horizon

01.08.2016 - Carnival cruise line, the world's largest cruise line, is currently having its 25th ship built at one of the Fincantieri shipyards. The name of the future flagship has just been announced. It's called Carnival Horizon. The maiden voyage of the new building is scheduled for March 2018.

Glamorous christening ceremony for Regent Seven Seas Explorer

18.07.2016/13/2016 - On July XNUMX, XNUMX, the Miami-based luxury cruise brand christened Regent Seven Seas Cruises in Monte Carlo her newest ship, the Seven Seas Explorer. As godmother presented to the Norwegian Cruise Line Group owned company Princess Charlène of Monaco. The musical highlight of the event was a private concert by the Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.

My ship 5 christened

July 16.07.2016, XNUMX - The people of Hamburg baptized yesterday TUI Cruises in front of Lübeck-Travemünde named their latest new building Mein Schiff 5. The christening act was done by the singer and song rider Lena Meyer-Landrut completed.

Holland America Line - construction of the Nieuw Statendam begins

13.07.2016/20/2016 - May XNUMX, XNUMX MS Koningsdam, the new flagship of Holland America Line, in Rotterdam befitting of the Hollands Queen Máxima of the Netherlands baptized. On July 8th, work on the sister ship of the MS Koningsdam began in the Palermo section of the Fincantieri shipyards. The new building goes by the name Nieuw Statendam.

Telemedicine on board AIDA cruise ships

July 05.07.2016th, XNUMX - Illnesses on vacation, which require the consultation of a doctor, are undesirable but often unavoidable. When disease is not occurring in the wild, medical help can generally be sought quickly on land. However, complaints can also arise with passengers and crew on board cruise ships. To counteract this, ships have well-equipped on-board hospitals.

Cruise industry and water quality in the Baltic Sea

05.07.2016/6/2016 - In the past, environmental protection and the cruise industry often did not go together. Today, however, intensive efforts are being made to reduce the environmental impact of cruise ships. On July XNUMX, XNUMX, there will be a presentation in Kiel followed by an information event on the topic "Minimizing the ecological footprint" instead.

TUI Cruises ex-boss changes to Pullmantur and CDF

02.07.2016 - Richard J. Vogel, former TUI Cruises boss, is moving to the management of the Spanish cruise line as CEO Pullmantur and their French daughter Croiseres de France (CDF). Its CEO, Jorge Vilches, is leaving the company at short notice.

Royal Caribbean builds cruise terminal in Miami

30.06.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - ships of the Royal Caribbean International cruise line start their journeys Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The two Florida ports are close to each other. While Fort Lauderdale has already been able to handle Oasis-class ships, this was at Terminal G in PortMiami not possible. There the dock capacity was limited to 300-meter cruise ships. That should change from the end of 2018.

The economic performance of the European cruise industry in 2015

22.06.2016 - CLIA Germany, the German representative of the world's largest association of the cruise industry, has examined the effects of the ocean-going cruise industry on Europe's economy. The organization is producing remarkable results.

TUI Cruises - Mein Schiff 5 taken over

21.06.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - The Hamburgers TUI Cruises, the joint venture between TUI AG and royal caribbean ltd, did yesterday Mein Schiff 5 from the Meyer Turku Oy shipyard adopted in Finland. The third new TUI Cruises building was delivered ten days ahead of schedule.

Cruise ships are the highlights of the Kiel Week

20.06.2016/19/XNUMX - Since the end of the XNUMXth century, the Kiel Week, one of the world's largest sailing events, held in the last full week of June of the year. This year the major maritime event will take place from June 18th to 26th.

Cruise ships - Meyer Werften become family foundations

June 15.06.2016, XNUMX - Meyer Werft in Papenburg as well as the operations in Warnemünde and Turku / Finland are synonymous with successful entrepreneurial action in shipbuilding shaken by crises. As can be heard, shipyard boss Bernhard Meyer is now passing the baton on to the seventh generation of the family.

Cruises - A global growth market

07.06.2016/23/XNUMX - The expected around XNUMX million passengers worldwide international cruise association CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) in 2015 in the ocean cruises segment. However, 23,2 million passengers were definitely counted, which corresponds to an increase of four percent compared to the previous year. The association expects further growth and forecasts an increase in the number of passengers on ocean-going cruise ships by one million to 24,2 million travelers in the current year.

Legend of the Seas is switching to Thomson Cruises

04.06.2016 - Royal Caribbean and Thomson Cruises notify that the Legend of the Seas will switch from Royal Caribbean to Thomson Cruises in spring 2017. There is a name change under the Thomson flag TUI Discovery 2 on. The new acquisition will be used in the Mediterranean from May 2017. The home port will be announced later.

Royal Caribbean builds 5th Oasis class ship

29.05.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - Only recently was the Harmony of the Seas the third Oasis-class cruise ship completed. The shipyard has been under construction in the dock since February 2015 STX France a fourth Oasis class ship at Saint-Nazaire. This is to be adopted in 2018. Just shared Royal Caribbean with the fact that another large ship is to be built, which is expected to be delivered in spring 2021.

Holland America Line christened MS Koningsdam

24.05.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - Tue MS Koningsdam, the new flagship of Holland America Line, was appropriately named by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands Christened at the Rotterdam cruise terminal. The naming is a reference to King Willem-Alexander, the first king of the Netherlands in over 100 years.

Lena Meyer-Landrut names Mein Schiff 5

May 23.05.2016, 25 - Just in time for today's XNUMXth birthday of the singer and songwriter Lena Meyer-Landrut make her hamburgers TUI Cruises a unique birthday present.

Lloyd Werft Group - Germany's new shipyard association

27.04.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - In Germany, the Lloyd Werft Group a second group of shipyards specializing in the construction of cruise ships and mega-yachts in Bremerhaven. The Hong Kong resident Genting Group has also completed the takeover of three shipyards in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania after acquiring the Lloyd shipyard in Bremerhaven.

Oceania Cruises christened the Sirena

26.04.2016/17/30 - Tomorrow, at XNUMX:XNUMXpm, the newest cruise ship of the Oceania Cruises baptized. That has been under the wing of the parent company since 2014 Norwegian Cruise Line The existing luxury cruise company was able to upgrade the fleet thanks to the financial strength of the innovative mother and also acquire another ship. Siren it will be called. The godmother is the cookbook author Claudine Pépin.

TUI Cruises celebrates the laying of the keel of Mein Schiff 6

April 26, 2016 - The first of 77 steel blocks to be prefabricated was yesterday Mein Schiff 6 in the dry dock of the Meyer Werft laid down in Turku, Finland. Traditionally, coins were placed in the central block of the ship. The symbolic act is supposed to bring luck to the ship.

Kiel starts the 2016 cruise season with AIDAluna

April 25.04.2016, XNUMX - With the visit to Aida Luna The 2016 cruise season started today in the Kiel seaport. The port's management expects the number of calls, a new record of 144 calls, which exceeds the best result of 2012.

EUROPA 2 - 2016 for the first time in Cuba

25.04.2016/21/500 - "2 knots. And no tie. ”This is how Hapag-Lloyd Cruises advertises the EUROPA 2016, which is built for a maximum of 2 guests. In October and November XNUMX, EUROPA XNUMX will call at Cuba, where you definitely don't need a tie.

Royal Caribbean - Empress is delayed returning to the fleet

22.04.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - The previous one was for eight years Empress at Royal Caribbeans Spanish subsidiary Pullmantur in action. From March 2016 onwards, the modernized ship should be named Empress of the Seas from Miami to casual, relaxed party trips to the hippest Caribbean destinations. The party community has so far been waiting in vain for the ship to be deployed. Royal Caribbean International now admits that in addition to the previously canceled tours, six other planned cruises have to be canceled.

MSC Cruises - MSC Seaside Coin Ceremony

22.04.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - Yesterday in the Monfalcone section of the Fincantieri shipyards, the traditional mint ceremony for the new building of the MSC Seaside celebrated. She will become the flagship of the shipping company's fifth ship type. For the Fincantieri shipyards, it is the largest ship ever built.

AIDAprima arrived in Hamburg

21.04.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - Under the command of Captain Detlef Harms, the AIDAprima, Rostock's newest cruise ship AIDA Cruises the port of Hamburg for the first time. The greeting took place appropriately with a fire boat.

Holland's Queen Máxima christened MS Koningsdam

18.04.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - Apparently one of the most pleasant duties of Dutch regents is to keep ships of the traditional shipping company Holland America Line to baptize. For the upcoming christening ceremony of May 20, 2016 in Rotterdam MS Koningsdam Queen Máxima of the Netherlands was won as godmother.

Costa strengthens its Asian fleet

15.04.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - Tue Costa group sees itself as an innovative company. And that's absolutely true. In 2006, at a time when nobody could really imagine anything under the Asian and especially the Chinese cruise market, the decision was made to Carnival group belonging companies to take first steps towards Asia.

Carnival Vista does not call at Izmir

07.04.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - at the Carnival Vista booked passengers have to temporarily go to the Turkish port during the maiden season of the new Carnival flagship Izmir dispense. The route change is owed to a travel warning from the US State Department.

MSC Crociere orders four more newbuildings

06.04.2016 - MSC Cruises increases the investment plan for the next few years to nine billion euros for a total of eleven new buildings. Today, in the presence of the French President François Hollande, a preliminary contract for the delivery of four innovative cruise ships was signed between representatives of MSC Cruises and the French shipyard STX France in the Élysée Palace.

Phoenix Reisen - New dream ship shoot on board the Amadea

April 06.04.2016, XNUMX - MS Amadea, the flagship of the cruise operator Phoenix Reisen, has been the location of the shooting of the "ZDF Traumschiff" series since 2015. After the first episodes broadcast at the end of 2015, there will again be shooting dates on board the ship in 2016. The next shooting will take place in October and November of this year.

Norwegian Joy - The measure of all things for the China market - Update

Norwegian Joy - The measure of all things for the China market - Update

05.04.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - Today in the building dock II was the Papenburg Meyer Werft the 680 ton block 45 of the Norwegian Joy lifted onto the engine room module docked a few days earlier. Representatives of the US shipping company and representatives of Meyer Werft took part in the laying of the keel. About 80 such blocks are needed for the construction.

AIDAprima arrived in the Mediterranean

05.04.2016/14/XNUMX - On March XNUMXth, Rostock took over AIDA Cruises familiar with the AIDAprima Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Nagasaki built their first new Hyperion class. The shipping company's future flagship, which is 300 meters long and measured at 124.100 GT, has now reached the Mediterranean after a stopover in Singapore and a successful passage through the Suez Canal. The photo shows AIDAprima in front of the Egytian-Japanese Friendship Bridge in EL Quantara.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises plans to expand its fleet

04.04.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - So far, three ships have been sailing under the flag of the luxury shipping company Regent Seven Seas Cruises, With the Seven Seas Explorer In all probability, another cruise ship for the highest demands will join the fleet on July 20, 2016. The shipping company is quite immodestly calling the new building the “most luxurious ship in the world”. 750 guests will be adequately accommodated in suites only.

Holland America Line took over MS Koningsdam

01.04.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - Yesterday, the Carnival group took over with the usual “signing ceremony” Holland America Line the first new build of their new Pinnacle class, the MS Koningsdam.

Norwegian Joy - The measure of all things for the China market

31.03.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - Meyer Werft in Papenburg is still building the Norwegian Joy employed. It is already casting long shadows. The from Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has been specially designed for Chinese cruise guests. Spacious cabins and suites, the interactive Galaxy Pavilion, luxurious shopping experiences and an open roof terrace are the special features of the ship.

Cruise ship Genting Dream - hull painting presented

March 24.03.2016th, XNUMX - The Meyer Werft in Papenburg the Genting Dream. She is a trend-setting cruise ship for the Asian-Chinese market. The ship was made on behalf of the Hong Kong-based Genting Group for their daughter Dream Cruises conceived and planned. The client stylized Dream Cruises as the "first Asian luxury cruise line".

Development of the European cruise market in 2015

15.03.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - The Washington DC-based company Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world's largest association for the cruise industry. CLIA news on the state of the industry offers a range of interesting content. The most important information from a European point of view concerns the Development of the European cruise market in 2015.

TUI Cruises - Captain Kjell Holm takes over Mein Schiff 5

15.03.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - Already at the press event as part of the christening ceremony of Mein Schiff 4 in Kiel, the question was asked whether Captain Kjell Holm, after Mein Schiff 4 then also the command Mein Schiff 5 would take over. At that time both held up CEO Wybcke Meier and Captain Holm returned with a duly diplomatic answer. But even then it was clear what was confirmed in the TUI Cruises blog today. Captain Holm takes command of Mein Schiff 5.

Crystal Cruises - Lloyd Werft builds Crystal Endeavor

15.03.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - The people of Bremerhaven Lloyd Werft is preparing to build an unusual, luxurious and arctic-fit cruise ship. The client is the luxury shipping company based in Los Angeles / USA Crystal Cruises. The first steel cut is scheduled for May 2016. The 25.000 GT and 183 meter long ship will be delivered in August 2018.

Celebrity Cruises expand capacity in the Galapagos Islands

15.03.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - The Miami-based, for Royal Caribbean group belonging premium cruise brand Celebrity Cruises plans Ocean Adventures to take over. Ocean Adventures, the Galapagos tour operator based in Quito / Ecuador and, according to the shipping company, leading Galapagos tour operator, specializes in trips to the Galapagos Islands belonging to Ecuador.

AIDA Cruises takes over AIDAprima

March 14.03.2016, XNUMX - In the Rostock AIDA Cruises headquarters you can take a deep breath. Today Germany's leading cruise line took over the first of a new generation of ships from the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipyard in Nagasaki. The takeover took place in the presence of Michael Thamm, CEO Costa Group, and Felix Eichhorn, President AIDA Cruises.

Ten cruise ships at the Hamburg Cruise Days 2017

12.03.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - Since Hamburg Cruise Days In 2015 just six months have passed. And again it is said, “after the cruise days is before the cruise days”. The two organizers of the traditional Hafengeburtstag The increasingly popular Hamburg Cruise Days announced yesterday that the major maritime event in Hamburg will take place from 8 to 10 September 2017.

AIDA Cruises - New catalog

09.03.2016 - AIDA Cruises will present the catalog for trips from October 2016 to October 2017 in the next few days. In addition, an outlook until April 2018 is given for selected routes. Due to the upcoming expansion of the fleet, AIDA Cruises promises its fans the greatest variety of vacation options. The trips can be booked from March 23, 2016.

Ovation of the Seas ready for the Emspassage

09.03.2016/18/2016 - Left on February XNUMX, XNUMX Royal Caribbean's latest new build, the Ovation of the Seas, the Baudockhalle II der Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Lower Saxony. After the final work on the brand new cruise ship, the shipyard names March 11, 2016 as the expected date for the Ems transfer to Eemshaven in the Netherlands.

Cruise ship Pacific Pearl joins CMV in 2017

07.03.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - The British cruise operator Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV), among other things, he owns the brand TransOcean cruises familiar with the MS Astor, is preparing for a new flagship. On June 9, 2017, the current COLUMBUS will be launched under the new name Pacific Pearl P&O Cruises Australia to the four-ship fleet.

Azamara Journey has been completely modernized

04.03.2016 - Two exclusive cruise ships fly the flag of Azamara Club Cruises, Royal Caribbeans premium brand for “discerning and experienced travelers”. In the current year, both ships are undergoing extensive modernization. In January it hit the Azamara Journey. She was "revitalized" in the Bahamas and recently left dry dock. In April 2016 the Azamara Quest underwent a fresh cell treatment in Singapore before making her way to Europe.

Meyer Werft is building two ships for Disney Cruise Line

04.03.2016 - The Florida-based company operates a total of four cruise ships Disney Cruise Line, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. This yesterday announced plans to build two more cruise ships. The new construction orders go to Meyer Werft. The completion of the ships is planned for the years 2021 and 2023.

Royal Caribbean International - Jazz and Schmidts Theater for German guests

03.03.2016 - Everyone knows how difficult it is to get money from strangers. What do Germany's cruise lines not do to push booking numbers with special events on board the ships? In an effort to strengthen its commitment in the three German-speaking markets, Royal Caribbean International on Vision of the Seas At the beginning of October 2016 one Jazz cruise on. And in mid-November 2016 that is allowed Hamburger Schmidts Tivoli Theater show whether it can also score internationally

Genting Hong Kong takes over Nordic Yards

02.03.2016 - Around 1.500 employees of Nordic Yards shipyards in Rostock-Warnemünde, Stralsund and Wismar can breathe easy for now. The shipping and hotel company belonging to the Malaysian Genting Group Genting Hong Kong take over the three shipyards from the previous owner of Nordic Yards, the Russian Vitaly Yusufov, for 230,6 million euros.

TUI Cruises - Mein Schiff 1 - Farewell Cruise 2018

TUI Cruises - Mein Schiff 1 - Farewell Cruise 2018

Inspired by the success of the Carnival group, which has been part of the Carnival Group since 2003 AIDA Cruises the Hamburg-based company started on the German-speaking cruise market TUI Cruises in 2009 their activities. Not that this would have jeopardized the Rostock company's market leadership, but competition stimulated the German cruise market immensely.

AIDA Cruises christened the AIDAprima on May 7, 2016

29.02.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - The date and place of the baptism of the AIDAprima, the eleventh ship in the AIDA fleet, have been chosen. AIDA Cruises Apparently, as the main sponsor of the 827th Hamburg port birthday, feels it is his duty to christen the shipping company's new hope on May 7, 2016 in front of the backdrop of the jetties.

Fleet renovation at Regent Seven Seas Cruises

26.02.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - There are cruise lines and there are luxury cruise lines. The latter are the deden der Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The company, which has been part of the NCL Group since autumn 2014, currently operates three ships. In the 3rd quarter of 2016, the Seven Seas Explorer a fourth ship to the fleet. According to its own statement, “Regent” is the luxury cruise company with the most comprehensive all-inclusive offer in the world.

Carnival Vista - maiden voyage at a bargain price

25.02.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - At the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, the completion of the future flagship of the US is progressing  Carnival shipping company Ahead. The 322 meter long and measured 133.500 GRT ship will start on May 1, 2016 from Trieste on its maiden voyage. Apparently there is still enough unsold bed capacity, because otherwise it would not be possible to explain the balcony cabins for the inauguration trip at a price from 665 euros per person are offered for double occupancy.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings better than ever

25.02.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - Under the umbrella of the global cruise company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. act the brands Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Together, the three brands represent 22 cruise ships with 45.000 lower beds. The ships fly the flag at more than 510 destinations.

AIDA Cruises names the captain of the AIDAprima

 

24.02.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - With the delivery and transfer of the AIDAprima from Japan to Germany can now be expected. The ship returned from its last test voyage on February 23, 2016. The shipping company emphasizes that AIDAprima demonstrated its "outstanding" maneuverability. The Rostock company now apparently considers it appropriate to present the first captain of the 300 meter long ship to the public.

Meyer Werft - Ovation of the Seas successfully undocked

18.02.2016/14/00 - Left today around XNUMXpm Royal Caribbeans latest new build, the Ovation of the Seas, in Papenburg, Lower Saxony, the building docking hall II der Meyer Werft. After undocking, the cruise ship, measured at 168.666 GT, docked at the dockyard's equipment pier for final work.

Anthem of the Seas - in the center of the storm

13.02.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - The proof has been given: Royal Caribbeans Anthem of the Seas is suitable for storms. Last Sunday, February 7, 2016, the 348-meter-long and 41-meter-wide ship with almost 6.000 people on board on the way from Cape Liberty / Bayonne to the Bahamas encountered extremely difficult weather. The ship entered a hurricane-strength storm off the coast of North Carolina. The cruise was canceled due to serious storm damage to the ship.

Princess Cruises cruise ships are given distinctive bow paintings

Princess Cruises, one of the ten brands of the Carnival Group, announces a new hull design for its cruise ships. The first of the ships will be the one under construction at Fincantieri Majestic Princess equipped with a distinctive, large-area front painting.

SS United States - a legend returns

09.02.2016/1969/XNUMX - Since its decommissioning at the end of XNUMX the SS United States in different ports around the world. The ship has been rotting away in Philadelphia / Pennsylvania since 1996. Several attempts to breathe new life into it failed. Now it seems that the highly decorated US luxury shipping company Crystal Cruises wants to reactivate the ship in order to use it for luxury cruises.

AIDAcara shines in new splendor

09.02.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - The Rostock AIDA Cruises have the AIDAcara, the oldest and smallest ship in the fleet. In anticipation of the AIDAcara’s 20th birthday, the ship was christened on June 7, 1996, the 193-meter-long ship, measured at 38.557 GT, was brought to a new level during a stay in the shipyard.

Princess Cruises is offering eleven cruises from Warnemünde in 2016

08.02.2016 - Princess Cruises leaves the largest and most up-to-date ship in the fleet in the summer of 2016 from Warnemünde for cruises in the Northern Europe region. The Regal Princess, the flagship of the Princess fleet, which currently consists of 18 ships, will travel a total of eleven times from the port of Rostock to the Baltic Sea region between the beginning of May and the end of August 2016.

Norwegian Cruise Line invests 400 million

29.01.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - The one in Miami / Fl. based cruise company Norwegian Cruise Line(NCL) is investing 400 million US dollars in the modernization of the nine older fleet members, a new culinary offer and in two private islands.

Kiel seaport satisfied with 2015 - cruises were booming

26.01.2016/2015/XNUMX - The management of Seehafen Kiel GmbH & Co. KG is satisfied with the annual turnover result for XNUMX. The handling of goods declined slightly, but increases were achieved in the number of passengers. In addition, important decisions were made for the handling of paper and cardboard products in northern Sweden.

Norwegian Cruise Line presents route planning for 2017

26.01.2016/14/XNUMX - With XNUMX cruise ships is currently the renowned Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) traveling internationally. The route planning for the coming year was presented yesterday. The inventor of the Freestyle Cruising has five of its ships cruising in European waters in 2017. Germany becomes with the ports Hamburg and Warnemunde included in the routing.

New name for Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten

21.01.2016 - Hapag-Lloyd cruises celebrate the 2016th anniversary of the cruise in 125. On January 22nd, 1891, the first pleasure cruise at sea started from Cuxhaven. Anniversary years often offer an opportunity to reflect on the time that has passed and to make changes to the company's image.

Holland America Line - MS Koningsdam passes its sea tests

21.01.2016 - MS Koningsdam, the new flagship of Holland America Line and reference to Holland's King Willem-Alexander, started two sea tests off Italy in early January 2016. The sea tests were satisfactory. In the meantime, the ship has returned to the Marghera section of the Fincantieri shipyard so that the last hand can be put on the ship.

MSC Cruises cancels calls to Turkey

20.01.2016 - MSC Cruises announces that all calls to Turkey will be canceled from the route planning until further notice. The decision is based on the recent events in Istanbul and the associated uncertainty among passengers.

Carnival Cruise Lines renovate the Carnival inspiration

19.01.2016/23/1 - Carnival Cruise Lines, the world market leader among cruise companies, is investing in its 2016-ship fleet. On May XNUMXst, XNUMX the Carnival Vista join the fleet as the future flagship. Another new building has also been announced for 2018. And true to the motto, "If you take a break, you rust", investments are also made in the fleet.

Scenic Eclipse - Another luxury cruise ship

18.01.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - The Australian cruise operator Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours previously stood for luxury cruises on European rivers, the Mekong and the Irrawaddy in Myanmar. The company has now announced that it will intervene in the cruise scene with a 16.500-ton, approximately 150-meter-long luxury ship designed for 228 passengers.

TUI Cruises - Mein Schiff 5 floated up

January 15, 2016 - An important step on the way to the commissioning of the brand new Mein Schiff 5 was done in Turku, Finland. Flooding of the dry dock at Meyer Turku Shipyard began today.

MSC Cruises starts global campaign

13.01.2016/2017/2022 - MSC Cruises has announced a global campaign to reposition the brand. In this context, various media appearances are planned for Europe. Between 5,1 and XNUMX, the cruise line MSC will put seven "next-generation ships" into service. The company's investment plan provides for XNUMX billion euros. The aim of the measure is to double the current passenger capacity.

Cunard Line - Two queens start their world tour from Hamburg

08.01.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - Cunard ships have long been a sight in the Port of Hamburg. Especially Queen Mary 2 visits regularly throughout the year. Double calls by ships with the distinctive red and black funnels, on the other hand, are rather rare. Yesterday the two sister ships Queen Elizabeth met and Queen Victoria.

Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten celebrates its 125th anniversary

04.01.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX - The Hamburg-based company Hapag-Lloyd cruises is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the "cruise" form of travel this year. On January 22, 1891, HAPAG's flagship at the time, the “Augusta Victoria”, set off from Cuxhaven on its first pleasure voyage at sea.

Costa Group orders cruise ships for the Chinese market

31.12.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - The Italian Costa group has with the backing of the parent company Carnival Corporation & plc at the Italian Fincantieri shipyard two more cruise lines for Asia coast ordered. The two new buildings that will go into service in 2019 and 2020 will each be measured with 135.500 GT and offer space for 4.200 guests. The order will secure tens of thousands of jobs at the shipyard sites and with Italian suppliers over a medium period.

KfW IPEX-Bank finances cruise ships

December 29.12.2015, XNUMX - The globally operating cruise lines are investing billions in the construction of new cruise ships. Since these amounts are not so easily lying around in the bank accounts of companies waiting to be used meaningfully, special banks are required to provide ship financing.

Royal Caribbean brings back Empress of the Seas

22.12.2015 - Royal Caribbean International builds a niche program in the Caribbean. For this purpose, the previous Empress, after eight years of work at the Spanish subsidiary Pullmantur under the name of Empress of the Seas return to the Royal Caribbean fleet. From March 2016, the modernized ship will set off from Miami for casual, relaxed party trips to the hippest Caribbean destinations.

Hapag Lloyd uses electric drives at Zodiacs

December 21.12.2015, XNUMX - Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten, TUI's specialist for luxury and expedition cruises, has recently started using the expedition inflatable dinghies on expedition ships MS HANSEATIC and MS BREMEN on electrically powered Zodiacs from the German manufacturer Torqeedo.

New cruise ships in 2016

December 21.12.2015, 2015 - At the end of 2015, the order books of the shipyards specializing in the construction of cruise ships are full. However, only six ships were delivered in XNUMX, including Mein Schiff 4. In addition to the new buildings, there are some conversions and "revitalizations" of older ships to report. In terms of the introduction of new ships, 2015 was a rather average year.

MSC leases Bahama Island

17.12.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - What the big US cruise lines can do too MSC Cruises to. The company announced today that it has agreed with the Government of the Bahamas to create the Bahamian Island Ocean Cay to lease for the next 100 years. Yesterday the project was officially presented in Nassau / Bahamas.

MSC Seaside - pre-sales for Caribbean voyages started

December 16.12.2015, 700 - XNUMX million euros each invested MSC, the privately owned Italian cruise company, in two ships of the new "Seaside" class. The cruise ships being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone are scheduled to go into service in November 2017 and May 2018. There is an option for a third ship. MSC announced today that the first of the newbuildings will set off year-round from Miami on December 21, 2017 for trips to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.

Norwegian Cruise Line will start from Germany in 2016

11.12.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Recently surprised Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) with the declaration that they want to introduce premium all-inclusive services for guests from German-speaking countries on 12 of 13 ships in the NCL fleet. Now the American cruise line presents another piece of news. The Norwegian Star a total of eight times from / to Warnemünde for 9-night cruises in the Baltic Sea region. On September 6, 2016, the ship will leave Warnemünde on a shortened 8-night cruise with the destination port of Copenhagen.

TransOcean presents the MS Astor for the 2016 summer season

December 10.12.2015th, XNUMX - The loyal German guests of MS Astor will be pleased to know that the popular ocean cruise ship will be in European waters from May 2016. TransOcean, a German cruise brand that has existed for more than 50 years, was taken over by the British South Quay Travel & Leisure Ltd at the end of 2014 as a result of economic difficulties. In the European winter, the British deployed MS Astor off Australia; in the spring the ship moves to Europe.

Outlook for the global cruise industry for 2016

09.12.2015 - The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) bundles the interests of the cruise industry and travel agencies. At the end of 2015, the interest group published an outlook for 2016 regarding the development of the industry. She explains that the cruise market is growing worldwide and is developing at high speed.

Celebrity Cruises - 2017-2018 cruise season

December 08.12.2015th, XNUMX - Cruise lines plan far ahead. This also applies to Celebrity Cruises, one of the brands of Royal Caribbean Group. Celebrity Cruises takes on the role of the premium brand within the corporate group. That alone is reason enough to present new routes, more overnight stays in ports and a new shore excursion program.

Meyer Werft - Genting Dream officially laid down

December 04.12.2015th, 3 - On December 2015rd, XNUMX the cruise ship Genting Dream in the covered building dock of the Meyer Werft officially laid down in Papenburg. The CEO of the Genting Group, Tan Sri Lim, took part in the traditional mint ceremony together with the shipyard manager Bernard Meyer and other representatives of the client and the shipyard.

MSC Cruises doubles Cuba capacities

December 03.12.2015, 2015 - MSC Cruises will be one of the first shipping companies to position itself with the MSC Opera a ship in Havana, Cuba. In order to meet the increasing demand of the destination Cuba, the MSC Armonia a second ship after. The shipping company is thus doubling its capacities on the Caribbean routes from / to Cuba.

AIDA and Costa bundle sales activities

03.12.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - To bundle sales activities, go Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises in two European market areas together. The merger affects the segments Alpine region with Austria and Switzerland as well Northern Europe with Benelux and Scandinavia. The aim of the merger is to achieve a sustainable advantage over competitors in the local markets by supporting local sales partners and to generate more sales.

Norwegian Cruise Line is introducing Premium All Inclusive at short notice

December 3.12.2015, XNUMX - The one in Miami / Fl. based, internationally operating cruise brand Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) sees itself as a premium brand and announces a product innovation for the German-speaking market. On all departures from January 1, 2016, 12 of the shipping company's 14 ships will enter Premium all inclusive concept introduced. This does not apply to Norwegian Sky and Pride of America.

Cunard-Line - Modernization of Queen Mary 2 in 2016

01.12.2015 - Queen Mary 2, Cunard's flagship, is a legend among passenger ships. Although the "Queen of the Seas" is noticeably showing its age, the ship exerts a special attraction on passengers and "seamen" at all locations. Queen Mary 2 is an institution that recalls the "glorious" times of transatlantic ship travel, which was reserved for the rich and famous of the world on the upper decks of the liners.

TUI Cruises - New catalog for summer 2017

November 25, 2015 - mid-December 2015 TUI Cruises the material moisture meter shows you the My ship catalog for the summer season 2017 and the newly created My ship brochure. The catalog answers the question in which region the Hamburg shipping company is using its sixth ship. In addition, interesting themed trips are presented.

Princess Cruises presents its European program for 2017

24.11.2015/2017/119 - Princess Cruises, one of the premium brands of the Carnival Group, yesterday presented its cruise program for 64 in Europe. It provides for the use of six ships. 27 destinations are called. Interested parties can choose between 153 travel routes in XNUMX countries and XNUMX departures.

Celebrity Cruises upgrades the inclusive offer

23.11.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - The TUI AG and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. formed joint venture TUI Cruises did it. Cruise guests, unless they prefer club ships, are increasingly appreciating the premium all-inclusive offer of this shipping company. Royal Caribbeans subsidiary brand Celebrity Cruises may no longer lag behind in the German-speaking market. From now on, when booking an outside cabin or a cabin in a higher category, the Classic drinks package is always included in the price.

Holland America Line - MS Koningsdam launched in April 2016

18.11.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - One of the finer brands of Carnival Corporation one of those based in Seattle, Washington Holland America Line. The company owns 13 cruise ships and offers over 500 different cruises with 400 ports of call. The completion of the shipping company's 14th ship, the MS Koningsdam, is currently running at Fincantieri Marghera in full swing. The takeover of the ship is planned for April 2016.

Costa Crociere and Laage Airport intensify partnership

18.11.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Cruises in the Baltic Sea region are becoming increasingly important. That has Costa Cruises, the parent company of AIDA Cruises recognized for a long time. In the current year it was measured at 113.216 GT Costa Favolosa chosen to operate in the Baltic Sea region and to Norway.

Splendor of the Seas becomes Thomson Discovery

13.11.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - It has been discussed for a long time, today the British company, which belongs to the TUI Group, revealed Thomson Cruises their plans for a new ship that is named Thomson Discovery is obtained. The guests are promised exciting restaurants, a proven entertainment concept and a new, sleek design from summer 2016.

Dream Cruises - the new premium cruise brand for Asia

November 12.11.2015th, XNUMX - The holding company Genting Hong Kong operates cruise lines, has a significant stake in the Miami / Florida-based company Norwegian Cruise Line and is involved in holiday resorts. With Dream Cruises Genting now spectacularly launched a premium brand with a purely Asian background in front of a large crowd.

Savona cruise port relies on sustainable growth

11.11.2015/2014/1,019 - Thanks to Costa Crociere, Savona's port is the fourth most important cruise port in Italy. In 350.000 almost XNUMX million cruise passengers were handled, XNUMX of them transit passengers. Ascending trend. To keep it that way, the City of Savona, the Port Authority and Costa Crociere yesterday signed a three-year memorandum of understanding for sustainable development of the cruise sector.

MSC and Cirque du Soleil partner

09.11.2015/2017/XNUMX - In summer XNUMX the MSC Meraviglia, the first ship of the new Vista class, are celebrating their debut season in the Mediterranean. The new building has a capacity of around 5.700 passengers. Artists of the Cirque du Soleil be. This was announced today at a press conference in Barcelona.

AIDA Cruises goes Far East

November 06.11.2015th, 13 - We have known since October 2015, 2017 that AIDA Cruises is determined to open up the relatively young Chinese cruise market from spring XNUMX onwards. So far it has not been clear which ship is intended for this experiment. Now we know: the Winner is AIDAbella.

MSC Cruises' renaissance program is complete

05.11.2015 - During a press conference on board the MSC Lirica yesterday became the 200 million euro renaissance program of the MSC Crociere SA declared complete. Over the course of 15 months, the four Lirica-class ships were each extended by 24 meters. The stretching gives the ships a complete modernization, 200 additional cabins each, 94 of which are balcony cabins, as well as various additional public spaces.

MS Germany is coming back

04.11.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Anyone who ever believed that selling the MS Deutschland from the insolvency estate of the Neustädter MS "Germany Investment Company" Finally, calm would return to the former "dream ship", sees himself mistaken. The "Deutschland" is coming back to Germany temporarily.

Norwegian Cruise Line with solid quarterly results

November 04.11.2015, 2014 - Following the takeover of Prestige Cruises (Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises) in November XNUMX, Norwegian is now Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. a diversified cruise company. The three brands together own 22 ships with 45.000 lower beds. Five new buildings are planned by 2019.

Holland America Line starts suite upgrade

November 03.11.2015rd, XNUMX - The Carnival-owned Holland America Line cost a branding program. In this context, the suites on the Vista and R class ships will also be upgraded over the next few years. They are the first ships to hit MS Eurodam and the MS Oosterdam. The former will go through an improvement program from December 7th to 20th, 2015 in Freeport / Bahamas during a planned dry dock stay. A make-up of the suite area of ​​the MS Oosterdam is planned between April 3 and 18, 2016 at Fincantieri in Palermo / Sicily.

Meyer Werft - the measure of all things

03.11.2015/19/2020 - Good news can be heard from Papenburg. Meyer Werft and Royal Caribbean announce that a contract to build a fifth Quantum class cruise ship has been signed. It is now the XNUMXth ship to be in the shipyard's building docks for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. arises. Construction will be completed in autumn XNUMX. At least up to this point in time, the company's employment situation should be assessed positively.

Royal Caribbean - Keel Laying Oasis 4

October 29.10.2015, 2017 - Today Royal Caribbean, the second largest cruise company in the world, celebrated the keel-laying of the fourth ship in its Oasis class in the construction dock of the STX shipyard in St. Nazaire, France. According to current plans, it will be launched in XNUMX. The name of the new giant ship can still be puzzled over.

Costa Group controls ships remotely

28.10.2015/25/XNUMX - As of today, XNUMX cruise ships will be branded AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises and Asia coast digitally managed from Hamburg in real time. For the purpose of external control and to support ship command, this year Carnival Maritime, formed the Marine Operations Unit of the Costa Group.

TUI Cruises - Looking forward to Mein Schiff 5

October 27, 2015 - On July 15, 2016, if everything goes according to plan by then, it will be in Lübeck-Travemünde Mein Schiff 5 baptized. From July to October 2016, the new building will be used on Northern Europe tours and in the Mediterranean. In the following winter season he will be cruising in the Caribbean.

MSC Cruises fit for China

27.10.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Before the MSC Lirica May start her season in Brazil this year, she will be the last ship of the Lirica class in Palermo to be extended by 20 meters, embellished and made fit for further tasks. The Renaissance program will make the 12 year old ship shine in new splendor.

Rostock port - conclusion of the 2015 cruise season

October 24.10.2015, 17 - The German cruise ports are taking stock in turn in these days. Most recently, those responsible at Hafen-Entwicklungsgesellschaft Rostock mbH commented on the end of the season. There ended on October XNUMXth when the AIDAmar im Warnemunde Cruise Center the 2015 cruise season.

NCL takes over Norwegian Escape

October 22.10.2015nd, XNUMX - Today the US cruise line took over Norwegian Cruise Line(NCL) from the Papenburger Meyer Werft her youngest fleet member. The handover of the Norwegian Escape took place in Bremerhaven. Before the takeover, there were weeks of tests and trials of the facilities and systems as well as intensive training for the crew.

Norwegian Epic - dry dock stay complete

22.10.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Tue Norwegian Epic, the previous flagship of the US Norwegian Cruise Line, entered service in June 2010. At the beginning of October 2015 it was time to subject the ship to a thorough check in the dry dock of the Damen shipyard in its Brest / France section. In this context, numerous improvements were made on board the ship. The maintenance measures concerned the areas of entertainment, catering, ship technology and warehousing.

The seaport of Kiel closes 2015 with a record number of passengers

October 20.10.2015, XNUMX - With today's start of the AIDAcara The 2015 Kiel cruise season ends. A total of 25 ships called the port 133 times. 458.771 passengers were handled at the terminal facilities. Kiel reports record numbers both in terms of total tonnage and number of passengers.

Mein Schiff 3 and 4 achieve top rankings at Berlitz in 2016

Mein Schiff 3 and 4 achieve top rankings at Berlitz in 2016

October 19.10.2015, 704 - The renowned Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships Guide As part of its 31st edition, valuable information for 2016 for those interested in cruises and experienced cruisers. Above all, however, the ship ratings became an institution. A distinction is made between large, medium and small as well as boutique ships.

MS Europa - shipyard stay successfully completed

October 15.10.2015, 11 - After a two-week stay in Dock XNUMX of the traditional Hamburg shipyard Blohm + Voss, Hapag Lloyd's luxury ship struck yesterday MS Europe back at sea. The ship started in Hamburg and visited various ports on the west coast of Europe. The trip ends in Monte-Carlo on October 30th.

Liberty of the Seas is being revitalized

October 13.10.2015, XNUMX - When the second largest cruise company in the world is preparing to modernize one of its cruise ships, it is talking about revitalization. This can most likely be described as a remedial measure. In the case of the Liberty of the Seas the next delivery of fresh genes is on the agenda shortly.

Fiercely competitive Chinese cruise market

Oct 13.10.2015, XNUMX - The endeavor of cruise lines to develop growth opportunities in the Chinese cruise market is somewhat biblical Dance around the golden calf. There are only short gaps between the statements by leading cruise companies announcing their entry into the Chinese market.

Celebrity Cruises is refurbishing two ships

09.10.2015/16/294 - Royal Caribbeans premium brand Celebrity Cruises is sending two ships of its Millennium class to dry dock for modernization. The shipping company is having the fresh cell cures on the XNUMX-meter-long ships cost XNUMX million US dollars each. They are affected Celebrity Infinity and the Celebrity Summit. The work will be carried out in the dry dock of the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport in the Bahamas.

AIDA Cruises present the 2016/2017 catalog

07.10.2015 - AIDA Cruises is presenting its new 276-page catalog with voyages from March 2016 to April 2017. Germany's number one cruise ship offers 90 voyages to more than 180 ports under the title “FERNWEH”. The trips can be booked immediately.

The cruise port of Hamburg expects a record number of passengers in 2016

07.10.2015 - When on December 31, 2015 the Aurora from P&O calls at the Port of Hamburg at the end of the season, a total of 525.000 guests on board cruise ships will probably have visited the Hanseatic city. This number is to be increased significantly in 2016. The record number of 661.000 passengers is expected.

From 2016 a lot of news at Azamara Cruises

06.10.2015 - Guests who are booked on the two ships of Azamara Cruises for the next year can look forward to innovations in the equipment. In January 2016 the Azamara Journey in the Bahamas and in April 2016 the Azamara Quest underwent a fresh cell treatment in Singapore. How much Royal Caribbeans premium brand will cost to upgrade both ships remains a secret. It is undisputed that a lot is happening on both ships.

Update - Norwegian Escape - Ems overpass in reverse

16.09.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Last Sunday, the employees of Meyer Werft, their relatives and employees of partner companies, the Norwegian Escape presents. Around 8.000 people took the opportunity to view the public areas, the result landscapes and selected cabins and suites of the cruise ship.

Genting Hong Kong becomes a partner in Lloyd Werft

17.09.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - The Malaysian conglomerate bought this year critical the luxury shipping company based in Century City, Los Angeles / USA Crystal Cruises. When the purchase was announced, it was announced that Crystal Cruises would in future be provided with sufficient financial resources to order a new ship. One ship became three luxury ocean cruise liners and two luxury river cruisers. The Bremerhaven-based Lloyd Werft was pleased to receive the order. After all, the order is worth around one and a half billion euros.

Norwegian Bliss - Construction begins

16.09.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - The almost completed one is still waiting Norwegian Escape on their start clearance for the way across the Ems towards Eemshaven, it says at the Meyer Werft another new building project in Papenburg, Lower Saxony. With the start of burning the first steel plate of the Norwegian Bliss Today was the construction of a new ship for the cruise line Norwegian Cruise Line officially started. Bliss stands for luck, bliss and bliss in English. The ship's name was selected from a series of suggestions by the shipping company's fans on Facebook.

Carnival formulates sustainability initiative

September 16.09.2015, 100 - Carnival Corporation, based in Miami / Florida, has ten global brands, 11 ships and p. a. 2020 million guests the largest cruise company in the world. The importance of the company requires special efforts to comply with environmental goals. Carnival has just formulated the sustainability goals for XNUMX. This reinforces the company's responsibility to the environment, guests, employees and the general public.

Norwegian Escape - Ems overpass in reverse

16.09.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Last Sunday, the employees of Meyer Werft, their relatives and employees of partner companies, the Norwegian Escape presents. Around 8.000 people took the opportunity to view the public areas, the result landscapes and selected cabins and suites of the cruise ship.

Costa Luminosa - around the world

15.09.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Yesterday the Costa Luminosa from Savona / Italy on a world tour. A total of 1.527 passengers will be accommodated in Savona, Marseille and Barcelona. The entire trip takes 98 days. The youngest traveler is 2 years old and comes from Stuttgart. The oldest ship guest is 95 years old. He's from Switzerland.

Royal Caribbean is investing $ 100 million in the Port of Miami

11.09.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - The Port of miami is the largest cruise port in the world. In the port of Miami-Dade County Almost 2014 million cruise passengers were handled in 4,8. No other port in the world can do that. There were also 167.000 passengers who take fast ferries from Miami on day trips to Bimini in the Bahamas, 50 miles away.

Royal Caribbean builds largest cruise ship

10.09.2015/9/11 - “The largest cruise ship ever built” is currently being built at the STX shipyard in St. Nazaire, France. That says none other than Dr. Jörg Rudolph, Royal Caribbeans governor for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. On the occasion of the Seatrade Europe - Cruise & River Convention trade fair, which will take place in Hamburg from September XNUMXth to XNUMXth, Royal Caribbean International will not miss the opportunity to promote the three main brands of the cruise company and above all for the group's new flagship, the Harmony of the Seasto stir.

The cruise industry meets in Hamburg

09.09.2015 - Today Seatrade Europe was opened in the Elbe metropolis. It is the leading European trade fair for the cruise industry. In Hamburg everyone meets who has to regulate and decide something on the subject of ocean and river cruises.

Cruise ships cannot survive in the eyes of NABU

04.09.2015/20/XNUMX - The global cruise industry is a serious branch of the economy. Every year around XNUMX million guests enjoy their vacation on cruise ships. Countless people find their livelihood at shipyards, ship outfitters, agents and shipping companies on land and as crew members on the high seas. But the cruise industry also stands for an industry whose consciousness is obviously divided.

MSC Cruises - MSC Lirica in Shanghai

September 02.09.2015nd, 21 - On August XNUMXst of this year we reported on the entry of MSC Crociere SA into Asia's booming cruise market. The US cruise magazine "Cruise Industry News" now provided more detailed information on the China plans of the world's largest privately owned cruise company.

Costa cruises with new internet offers

28.08.2015/2013/XNUMX - In June XNUMX we, the astonished public, learned from the mouth of the Chancellor that the Internet was "new territory". It took more than two more years to get there Costa cruises announced that it would be introducing new internet services for guests on board the ships.

Date for the christening of Mein Schiff 5 is available

27.08.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - just has Mein Schiff 1 after 975 nautical miles traveled, the “sound wave cruise” was successfully completed. The trip took over 2.000 guests from Hamburg, via Oslo and Copenhagen to Kiel. The organizers and TUI Cruises fans, who were enthusiastic about the music, were satisfied with the artists and thirty hours of live music. And now another highlight is already casting its first shadow.

Norway is testing Cruise Pass Card

22.08.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - It's a truism; Cruise companies pay dearly for shore excursions. Any shore excursion that is not sold on board a cruise ship or before the start of the voyage reduces the companies' earnings. Ship guests are often looking for ways to reduce the costs of external activities. You will always find what you are looking for.

Four cruise ships in the port of Kiel

21.08.2015/22/2015 - Kiel and Baltic Sea vacationers watch out! Tomorrow, on August 2015nd, XNUMX, four cruise ships will be operating simultaneously for the third and last time in the XNUMX season Kiel seaport start up. There are also two large Color Line and Stena Line ferries. More than 20.000 guests will get off or on a ferry or cruise ship within a few hours.

MSC Cruises sends ship to Shanghai

21.08.2015/2015/XNUMX - In March XNUMX, the respected US online magazine oracle Cruise Industry News on the entry of the world's largest privately owned cruise company, the Geneva-based company MSC Crociere SA, in Asia's booming cruise market. China in particular is currently of particular interest to the cruise lines operating worldwide.

NCL - Norwegian Escape undocked at Meyer

For the Meyer Werft and for many onlookers, the weather conditions were favorable. At around 9:30 am, the tug “Gruno IV” pulled the 324 meter long and 41,40 meter wide one on Saturday Norwegian Escape with the stern first out of the building dock II. Further tugs secured the event. The maneuver was successfully completed around 12:00. NDR television reported on the ship being moved via live stream.

Royal Caribbean redefines suite class

12.08.2015 - Royal Caribbean International offer their comfort-conscious guests on the company's cruise ships enough suitable suite offers. The luxury range will be available on ships from May 2016 Quantum and Oasis class by introducing the Royal Suite Class newly defined. The passengers are promised innovative cabins paired with a wide range of advantages and amenities.

Change in management at AIDA Cruises

10.08.2015 - Michael Ungerer, President of AIDA Cruises is called Chief Operations Officer Shared Services Carnival Asia new management tasks Carnival take over. Will be his successor Felix Eichhorn. The previous Senior Vice President Sales, Yield Management & Flight Operation AIDA Cruises will take over the vacant position of President on September 1st.

Meyer Werft undocks Norwegian Escape

08.08.2015 - If the weather cooperates, the Papenburger Meyer Werft Released her second new building of this year from the covered building dock II on Saturday, August 15, 2015. The undocking of the American cruise company Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) commissioned Norwegian Escape should start around 8:30am

Celebrity Cruises - Shore Excursions After Sunset

05.08.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Royal Caribbeans premium cruise brand Celebrity Cruises offers new overnight stays on Caribbean routes from January 2016. On 43 extended routes, stops are planned in some places where the ships will stay overnight.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is confident for 2015/2016

05.08.2015/4/2014 - The brands have been gathering under the umbrella of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings since the XNUMXth quarter of XNUMX Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises. The financial results for the 31nd quarter that ended on June 2015, 2 and the prospects for the full year 2015 were published yesterday.

AIDA Cruises - AIDAprima - Another setback

04.08.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - It was recently rumored that neither the AIDAprima nor the AIDAstella can be booked online. AIDA Cruises is said to have given evasive answers to questions. Today, Germany's largest cruise company in terms of sales is informing interested parties and sales partners about current timetable changes for the 2015/2016 winter season.

Carnival - Catalog 2016/2017 is available in the travel agencies

03.08.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - “Limitless lust for cruises!” Under this motto Carnival cruise line, the self-proclaimed "No. 1 in the Caribbean! ”, Their catalog for 2016 and 2017. In the past, the ships of the sister companies of the world's largest cruise group showed enough flags in the Mediterranean. Now, after a three year break, the big sister wants to know for herself again.

Norwegian Escape - ship paint moving forward

31.07.2015/23/XNUMX - On October XNUMX, the Norwegian Escape presented to the public in Hamburg. The largest and newest ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) will accommodate 4.200 passengers. From November 14th, 2015 the Freestyle Cruising © Resort will cruise from / to Miami all year round on a 7-night route through the eastern Caribbean.

Costa has ships built by Meyer Turku

July 31.07.2015, XNUMX - In mid-June it was announced from Carnival circles that the group had four giant ships built with the latest engine technology at Meyer Werft. The German subsidiary immediately declared itself AIDA Cruises to the recipient of two of the novel ships. These ships are built in the parent company in Papenburg.

Crystal Cruises has three luxury ships built in Germany

21.07.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Crystal Cruises apparently sees further potential in the luxury segment. The company, which Genting Hong Kong acquired earlier this year, is "the epitome of luxury cruises and a standard of service that all other cruise companies seek to achieve," said the CEO and acting president of Genting Hong Kong.

AIDA organizes trial cruises

21.07.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - It is well known that it is always difficult to get money from strangers. We thought about that when we heard about AIDA's latest marketing campaign. Germany's market leader in cruise matters offers those interested the opportunity to get to know the AIDAblu for one night on four consecutive dates.

Royal Caribbean presents catalog 2016/17

21.07.2015/2016/17 - The Royal Caribbeans catalog for XNUMX/XNUMX is now available in travel agencies. Royal Caribbean is starting the coming season with two new ships. They are those belonging to the Oasis class Harmony of the Seas as well as the (smaller) Ovation of the Seas, the newest member of the Quantum class.

Queen Mary 2 - 2016 in dry dock

17.07.2015/2/2 - Anyone who last traveled with Cunard's flagship Queen Mary XNUMX (QMXNUMX) simply couldn't overlook the serious rust stains above the waterline of the "Queen of the Seas". Also sagging chairs in the restaurant areas and considerable rust stains on the lower balconies and leaking insulation material in the window area of ​​these balconies indicate defects.

Costa Crociere offers its customers Fly & Cruise with Alitalia

16.07.2015 - Costa Cruises, European market leader in cruises, for the period from 2015 to 2018 with Alitalia, the largest Italian airline, signed a three-year cooperation agreement. Alitalia, which is 49 percent owned by Etihad Airways, reserved 100.000 seats for the shipping company on scheduled or charter flights for this period.

NCL relies on the à la carte price model in the specialty restaurants

July 14.07.2015, 2015 - In October XNUMX, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is putting a new Breakaway Plus class ship into service. It is on the name Norwegian Escape baptized and promises to be even more versatile and exciting than the previous models Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway fail.

Meyer Werft invests in the future

14.07.2015/1985/XNUMX - Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Lower Saxony, enjoys a high level of acceptance and recognition for the construction of cruise ships worldwide. Since the first cruise ship was built in XNUMX, the sixth generation family-owned company has grown at a breathtaking pace to become one of the most sought-after manufacturers of cruise ships.

Captain will lead Celebrity Summit in the future

13.07.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Passengers booked on board of celebrity cruise ships have so far been able to get the impression that the captains of this renowned cruise company had to be Greeks. The history of the company belonging to the Royal Caribbean Group with the large X at the chimney this seemed to require.

Princess Cruises has ship built for China

12.07.2015/2014/XNUMX - It has been known since July XNUMX that the US Carnival group for the subsidiary Princess Cruises having a third ship of the “Royal Class” built at Fincantieri. So far, the purpose and location of the new building have been unclear.

KfW IPEX is TUI Cruises' financing partner

10.07.2015/2015/XNUMX - at the beginning of June XNUMX in Kiel Mein Schiff 4 baptized. It was recently announced that TUI Cruises when Meyer Turku shipyard has placed a firm order in Finland for two more cruise ships with delivery dates in 2018 and 2019. The two upcoming TUI Cruises cruise ships are already being built in Turku. These are given the names Mein Schiff 5 and Mein Schiff 6 (Delivery year 2017). 

Port of Kiel acts as a protective port for a short time

09.07.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - A storm warning applies to the German Baltic coast. For SEEHAFEN KIEL this has the consequence that tomorrow, Friday, the originally booked for Rostock-Warnemünde Costa Favolosa and the Regal Princess have to change their course in order to call at Kiel as a safe haven.

Harmony of the Seas has floated up

09.07.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Tue Harmony of the Seas, the largest cruise ship that ever lay on the helm of the STX shipyard in St. Nazaire / France, floated up on June 18, 2015. With the help of four pilots and eight tugs, the shipyard's specialists managed to maneuver the cruise giant into the equipment dock.

Carnival also shows its colors in Cuba

July 08.07.2015th, 4 - On July 2015th, 2015, we reported that MSC Opera will be calling 16 times in Havana in Cuba during the 16/XNUMX winter season. Apparently, the US volume provider also wants Carnival take advantage of the opportunities presented by the thaw between Washington and Havana. Yesterday shared Carnival Corporation & plc that the US Treasury and the US Department of Commerce have given Carnival Corporation permission to offer trips to Cuba from May 2016.

Royal Caribbean - Majesty of the Seas stays with the fleet

06.07.2015/21/2014 - On November XNUMX, XNUMX, we reported that Royal Caribbeans Majesty of the Seas was to switch to the Spanish Pullmantur Cruises within the Royal Caribbean Group in 2016. The measure announced at the time was aimed at consolidating Pullmantur's position in Latin America and increasing the capacity of the Madrid-based cruise company by more than 20%. Now the world's largest cruise company has announced a change of strategy.

MSC Opera will be positioned in Havana in winter 2015/16

July 04.07.2015th, 2015 - MSC Cruises, the largest privately owned cruise company in the world, has announced a permanent route change for the 16/XNUMX winter season. Instead of calling at the Canaries, Madeira and Morocco weekly in winter, the MSC Opera starting on December 22nd, 2015, Cuba's capital Havana visited a total of 16 times. The passengers booked for the original travel destinations will be contacted individually by the shipping company in the next few days and informed about possible alternatives.

TUI Cruises intensifies activities in Bremerhaven

July 2, 2015 - In today's edition, NWZonline reports that the cruise line TUI Cruises is in Bremerhaven will be more involved than previously assumed. The Bremerhaven resident, who was marked by a lack of ship calls Columbus Cruise Center in 2016 there were seven pleasing attempts at Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 5 into the house. In this context, 16.000 guests are expected.

AIDA supports Hamburg's Olympic bid

As is well known, the Hanseatic City of Hamburg is bidding for the Olympic Games and the Paralympics in 2024. A good 50 mostly Hamburg companies support the campaign planned by Hamburg's Olympic Ambassador Alexander Otto under the name Fire and Flame.

Silversea announces Silver Muse

02.07.2015 - Silver Muse it will be called the newest ship of the Monegasque luxury shipping company Silversea Cruises. In the first half of 2014, the renowned Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri book the order for yourself. Yesterday the first details were given to the public. At the same time, Fincantieri announced a major order for its own military division worth more than 1,1 billion euros. The Italian Navy has a multi-purpose amphibious ship built near Fincantieri.

Norwegian Cruise Line offers savings options on the 7-day sale

17.06.2015/17/23 - Cruise companies are subject to constant competitive pressure with growing capacities. There is no other explanation for the fact that the companies regularly want to score points with the paying public with special promotions. Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is currently trying to positively influence the booking situation with a 7-day sale limited from June XNUMX to XNUMX.

AIDA Cruises again orders ships from Meyer Werft - Update

15.06.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Confirmed today AIDA Cruises the construction of two mega cruise ships. Accordingly, the construction contract awarded to Meyer Werft in Papenburg is in the billions. The delivery date of the two AIDA Cruises super ships is planned for 2019 and 2020. What was not said at the time, Carnival Corporation, the parent company of the Rostock shipping company, is committed to a total of four next-generation cruise ships. Two of the ships will be built at the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg and two more ships at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland.

Norwegian Cruise Line - More flexibility in dining

15.06.2015/7/2015 - Beginning on August XNUMX, XNUMX, the renowned US-American Norwegian Cruise Line your new fleet-wide Specialty restaurant package a. This means that cruisers are offered an individually configurable variety of specialty restaurants at a fixed price.

AIDA Cruises again orders ships from Meyer Werft

June 15.06.2015, 2019 - “Damage makes you wise”, the unbiased reader thinks when he hears from AIDA Cruises and Meyer Werft that AIDA Cruises has awarded a billion-dollar contract to Meyer Werft in Papenburg for the construction of two mega cruise ships . The delivery date has been set for 2020 and XNUMX.

P&O Cruises offers event cruises

15.06.2015 - The British shipping company is bidding for the 2016/17 season P & O Cruises offers a range of remarkable event cruises, with which guests can visit major sporting, cultural or culinary events. For example, was it granted to the guests of Silversea Cruises in 2012, the Monaco Grand Prix On May 29, 2016, guests of the P & O Oceana experience the road race in Monte Carlo.

Royal Caribbean - Harmony of the Seas is growing and thriving

06.2015 - At the STX shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France, the Harmony of the Seas, the third Oasis class ship, is making good progress. There is no need to doubt the maiden voyage, which is scheduled for the beginning of June 2016. Royal Caribbean has full-bodied announcements of numerous innovations on board its sister ship Oasis of the Seas and the Allure of the Seas

fathom - Carnival's new cruise brand

10.06.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - "Do good, talk about it and earn money", according to this motto Carnival. Founded the Miami-based, world's largest cruise company fathom, a new cruise brand for socially committed vacationers. As of April 2016, the new company will transport a maximum of 710 guests from Miami to the Dominican Republic. Also included is the one built in 2001 Adonia P & O Cruises. The smallest P&O ship has been in service for the cult British shipping company for four years. P&O is a company of the Carnival Group.

AIDAcara celebrated its 20th birthday

June 08.06.2015th, XNUMX - The AIDA advertisers are to be admired for their language skills. “The ship on which dreams are”, with these words becomes AIDAcaraadvertised the oldest ship in the fleet. In those distant times when AIDA Cruises was still called "Deutsche Seereederei", the then Kvaerner Masa Yards AB in Turku, Finland was awarded the contract to build a "club ship". Completed in February 1996, it was first named AIDA on June 7, 1996. This day is considered to be the “birthday” of the ship, which was later renamed AIDAcara. In the 20 years of service, AIDAcara has been renovated and rebuilt a total of five times.

TUI Cruises - Mein Schiff 4 christened

06.06.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Yesterday it left TUI Cruises really crack in Kiel. At the Ostseekai was in imperial weather Mein Schiff 4 baptized. Baptism attracted tens of thousands of land and water rats. The public christening party started around 17pm and ended only around midnight after a fireworks display had set off.

Azamara's cruise ships are being refurbished

04.06.2015 - Azamara Club Cruises enjoy an excellent reputation among passengers on boutique line cruise ships. The two luxury ships of the cruise brand belonging to the Royal Caribbean Group offer their guests not only very good ship hardware, but also high quality, which is included in the price "AzAmazing Evenings" called land programs.

MS Deutschland will step in for MS Hamburg at short notice

01.06.2015/29/XNUMX - On May XNUMXth, we last reported on the MS Deutschland, the former "Grand Hotel at Sea" after it was handed over by the bankruptcy administrator to an unspecified American buyer. In the future, more precisely from September 13, 2015, the ship will tour the oceans as a floating university with almost 600 students. So far so good.

MS Germany becomes a floating university

29.05.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - In the seemingly endless history of MS Deutschland a new chapter is opened. A press release dated May 19, 2015, sparse in terms of content, indicated that the insolvency administrator of MS "Germany Investment Company", Reinhold Schmid-Sperber, who handed over the former dream ship, which was bobbing in the sea without employment, to its American buyer.

News from the Hamburg cruise port

23.05.2015/7/2015 - “New cruise pier: ugly welcome” was the headline of NDR.de on January XNUMX, XNUMX regarding the construction work on the third Hamburg cruise terminal at Kronpinzkai on Hamburg's Steinwerder island. The provocative title probably mainly referred to the sadness of a construction site in a not exactly exemplary area of ​​the port of Hamburg.

Holland America Line appoints master of MS Koningsdam

22.05.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - At the Fincantieri shipyard in Mestre, Italy, construction of the MS Koningsdam proceeding according to plan. If that's the newest ship on the Holland America Line Set sail for the first time with passengers in April 2016, it is under the command of Captain Emiel de Vries. Captain de Vries has been involved in the new building project since 2014. The functional design of the ultramodern command bridge, his "office", is particularly important to him.

Allure of the Seas starts in the Mediterranean season

After a successful overhaul, Royal Caribbean International speaks of “revitalization”, the 362 meter long and 47 meter wide starts Allure of the Seas on May 24th from Barcelona / Spain into her first Mediterranean season. For the European debut, new restaurants, suites and shopping offers will be presented on the world's largest cruise ship.

Cruise ships in the port of Hamburg

May 19.05.2015, 2014 - 189 cruise ships were handled in the Port of Hamburg in 590.000. In this context, XNUMX passengers visited the Hanseatic city. The Union Hamburg Cruise Center e. V. recently presented the highlights of the 2015 cruise season. In the ten-month season, five AIDA ships will set sail for Hamburg 55 times alone. AIDA Cruises is once again showing the largest presence of all shipping companies. Yesterday the association announced in a preview of the month of May, which has not yet been completed, that this is the most frequented month of the current year.

TUI Cruises orders more ships

May 14.05.2015, 2014 - In the 2015/1 half-year financial report, TUI AG, the world's leading tourism group, provides an overview of the division results for the new financial year that began on October 2014, XNUMX. Cruisers are particularly interested in the development of the cruises sector. This segment has so far included the luxury brand Hapag-Lloyd cruises the joint venture formed with Royal Caribbean TUI Cruises. Positive statements are made about both brands.

The cruise season on Kefalonia started successfully

13.05.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - In the last few years our ship observer reported regularly from Kefalonia, the largest of the Ionian Islands. Kefalonia is located at the exit of the Gulf of Patras. In the feature film presented in 2001 Corelli's mandolin an unforgettable monument was set on the island. Also this year, our ship reporter would like to delight us with photos of cruise ships heading for the port of the island's capital Argostoli or coming from there in front of his house. The season was opened on April 18th by the MSZuiderdam.

NCL continues to impress shareholders in the 1st quarter of 2015

12.05.2015 - Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. released last week on the financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 31 that ended March 2015, 1. The company reported that earnings had increased in the first full quarter after acquiring the Prestige Cruise Holdings turned out higher than expected.

Handover of Mein Schiff 4 to TUI Cruises

09.05.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Yesterday the Hamburg cruise line TUI Cruises took over its new cruise ship Mein Schiff 4 from the Meyer Turku Oy shipyard in Turku, Finland. It took two years to build the new "feel-good ship". Mein Schiff 4 is a sister ship to the one that entered service last summer Mein Schiff 3.

Royal Caribbean has a fourth Quantum class ship built

08.05.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - The US cruise company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has the Papenburg Meyer Werft commissioned a fourth cruise ship the Quantum class to build. The completion and delivery of the new building is scheduled for spring 2019

AIDAdiva back in action after staying in the shipyard

04.05.2015/21/4 - AIDA Cruises completed between April 2015 and May XNUMX, XNUMX AIDAdiva a scheduled stay in the shipyard at Blohm + Voss in Hamburg. Various jobs were on the shipyard list, including regular class and maintenance work, cosmetic repairs and renovation work.

MSC Divina makes maiden call in New York City

May 01.05.2015st, 29 - On April 30th and XNUMXth, the MSC Divina her first call to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in New York City. On this occasion, the traditional Plaques & Key ceremony was celebrated in front of hundreds of American travel agents.

MS EUROPA 2 - conversion work completed

April 27.04.2015, 2013 - at the end of April XNUMX Hapag-Lloyd cruises the new building of the EUROPE 2 from the shipyard STX France, Saint-Nazaire. Now the ship, the construction of which is said to have been 360 million euros, required a regular stay in the shipyard at Blohm + Voss in Hamburg just two years after it was put into service.

Costa Crociere is betting on the Chinese card

24.04.2015/2006/XNUMX - Costa Cruises has been marketing cruises in China for nine years. Costa started in XNUMX as the first international cruise company in the Chinese market. With a clear customer focus and the concept Italy at Sea According to the company, the company successfully concentrated on “inspiring Chinese guests with creative products and the highest quality”.

MSC Cruises - start of construction of MSC Meraviglia

22.04.2015/2004/XNUMX - Since XNUMX the capacity of the MSC fleet increased by 800 percent due to the addition of new ships. In 2014 MSC ships carried 1,67 million passengers. By 2022, the company plans to double its passenger capacity with the deployment of 7 new ships. The growth is to be promoted primarily by two new generations of ships, namely ships from the Vista class and the Seaside generation. A total of 5,1 billion euros will be invested.

For the Anthem of the Seas christening - Free flights to all RCL Europe cruises

The cruise company RCL Cruises Ltd. offers its guests a flight to a European cruise for zero euros.

Anthem of the Seas officially delivered today

April 10.04.2015, 168.600 - Five days before the originally agreed date, MEYER WERFT from Papenburg delivered the 347,75 GT, 41,40 meters long, 22,0 meters wide and XNUMX knots today in Bremerhaven Anthem of the Seas to the client who Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. from. The distinguishing feature of the new super ship is “Gigi”, a 10 meter high giraffe in a bathing suit.

The 2015 cruise season begins in Kiel

03.04.2015/2015/XNUMX - Germany's cruise ports are preparing for the XNUMX season. In Kiel the 2015 cruise season begins on Easter Sunday, April 4th. Coming from the Canary Islands, it is 193 meters long and 27,60 meters wide AIDAcara for a day stop in the port of Kiel.

Named godmother of the Anthem of the Seas

02.04.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Ship christening is a serious matter, which is why such induction ceremonies are generally celebratory, but are best given to members of royalty. Royal Caribbean International can look back on a list of top-class godmothers of ships. The illustrious names include Gloria Estefan, Jane Seymour, Whoopi Goldberg and Steffi Graf.

MS Koningsdam - Holland America Line names winter routes

02.04.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - The one that is currently under construction MS Koningsdam, the future flagship of carnivals Premium brand Holland America Line, will start its seven-day maiden voyage through the Mediterranean in February 2016. During its first season, the ship will be presented in many European ports. It will then control its new home port in late autumn 2016 Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale / Florida

Meyer and Fincantieri build nine ships for Carnival

29.03.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Tue Carnival Corporation & plc, Doral / Florida, is expanding its fleet by nine additional ships between 2019 and 2022. The next generation of particularly efficient cruise ships will be built by the European shipyards Meyer, Papenburg and Fincantieri / Italy.

P&O Cruises - Queen named the Britannia

11.03.2015/10/2015 - On March XNUMX, XNUMX, the new flagship of P & O Cruises baptized. The ship, measured at 141.000 GT, goes by the name Britannia. Godmother was Queen Elizabeth II of England.

Carnival presents Carnival Journeys

March 10.03.2015, 2014 - According to surveys by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA Germany), German guests spent an average of 8,8 nights on board cruise ships in XNUMX. On the other hand, it is very different with the habits of the American crusaders. They tend to prefer shorter, usually one-week cruises in the Caribbean and along the Mexican Riviera.

AIDA + - AIDA Cruises presents the new AIDA + theme world

10.03.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Vacation - that means finally having time for yourself, your partner and your family. Take a deep breath, relax and try something new.

MS Koningsdam undocked

07.03.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Carnival Corporation & plc, the largest cruise company in the world, has a number of well-off daughters. One of the group companies is the Seattle-based one Holland America Line. The now reports that the first ship of the new "Pinnacle Class", the Koningsdam, has left the dry dock of the shipyard.

Ocean cruises continue to grow

06.03.2015 - In Germany, ocean cruises are the trend. In 2014, a total of 1,77 million Germans spent their holidays on board cruise ships. That is a new passenger record. Never before have so many people completed ocean cruises. The most popular travel regions were the northern countries and the Mediterranean.

Successful keel-laying of the Ovation of the Seas

05.03.2015 - Royal Caribbeans Quantum fleet continues to grow. At the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg, the first block of the cruise ship has now been built in the building docking hall II Ovation of the Seas placed on the pallets.

Fincantieri closes 2014 successfully

02.03.2015 - The Italian Fincantieri group is one of the world's most important shipbuilders. At the end of February 2015, the company presented its business figures for the 2014 financial year. Last year sales amounted to EUR 4,4 billion.

P&O Cruises - The Queen names the new Britannia

On February 22, 2015, the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone saw the Britannia, the new flagship of P & O Cruises, presented. Characteristic of the ship are the two blue chimneys installed one behind the other and a 94-meter-long modern version of the “Union Jack” that adorns the ship's wall. At 330 meters in length, 38 meters in width and around 141.000 GT, the Britannia is the largest ship that Fincantieri has ever built.

Oasis 3 is called Harmony of the Seas

26.02.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - The sparrows have been whistling from the roofs for days. Today it's official. Royal Caribbean International, the second largest cruise company in the world, names the third ship in the Oasis class Harmony of the Seas. The English name can be translated into German with harmony, balance and harmony.

NCL - The Chief Officers of Norwegian Escape

On October 23, 2015, for the first time in its 48-year history, the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) start a cruise ship of the shipping company from Hamburg on a cruise. It's the brand new one Norwegian Escape, a Breakaway Plus class ship currently on the Meyer Werft in Papenburg.

P&O Cruises presents the new Britannia

Yesterday, on February 22nd, 2015, the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone saw the Britannia, the new flagship of P & O Cruises, presented. At 330 meters in length, 38 meters in width and around 141.000 GT, the Britannia is the largest ship that Fincantieri has ever built.

NCL closes 2014 with success

21.02.2015 - Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCL) presented the figures for the financial year that ended on December 31.12.2014, XNUMX. The abundance of numbers suggests that NCL performed extremely well in the past year and is well on course for the future.

TransOcean uses the second ship with MS Azores

20.02.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - There was a time when TransOcean cruises enjoyed a high reputation among German cruise guests. The "crusaders", who were mostly of an advanced age, loved theirs MS Astor. The number of guests decreased, however. Two operating companies went bankrupt despite all their best efforts.

Anthem of the Seas undocks earlier

19.02.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - The undocking of the Anthem of the Seas from building dock II of the Meyer Werft in Papenburg is preferred. Contrary to the original plan to maneuver the new building into the shipyard port on Saturday, February 21, it was decided to move the maneuver forward to Friday afternoon. Work is expected to begin at around 15:00pm

Anthem of the Seas leaves the construction dock

Update 19.02.2015/20/2015 - Due to the latest weather forecasts, the undocking of the Anthem of the Seas will be brought forward to Friday afternoon February 15, 00 at around XNUMXpm

TUI Cruises presents the 2016/2017 catalog

18.02.2015/19/2015 - Tomorrow is the day. From February 180, 2016, the 2017-page TUI Cruises catalogs for the 4/2015 season, hot off the press, will be available in travel agencies. Mein Schiff 5 will join the TUI fleet in summer XNUMX. My ship XNUMX is coming a year later. Additional ships offer new, interesting destinations.

Azamara Cruises rumors

09.02.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - In the last few days some media have been talking about the future of Azamara Club Cruises speculated. The one in Miami / Fl. resident company has stood for the luxury division within the cruise group since 2007 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. There are currently two medium-sized cruise lines that Azamara Journey and the Azamara Queston the oceans.

Hamburg participates in changes at Costa Crociere

29.01.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Tue Costa group plans personnel and organizational changes from which the Hamburg location should benefit. The CEO of the Costa Group, Michael Thamm, informed today about measures in the personnel and organizational area.

German chef on the Quantum of the Seas

28.01.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Royal Caribbeans Quantum of the Seas has been cruising between Cape Liberty / New Jersey, the Bahamas and Caribbean destinations since November 2014. The large ships of the Quantum class are positioned below the Oasis class. The “Quantum” as well as the sister ship that will go into service in April 2015 Anthem of the Seas are the largest cruise ships ever built in Germany. A German chef takes care of the physical well-being of the guests on board the “Quantum”.

Carnival Vista - Carnival's new flagship

25.01.2015/25/XNUMX - The XNUMXth ship of the Carnival fleet currently under construction, the Carnival Vista, will be the largest ship in the Carnival fleet after completion with a gross tonnage of 133.500. On May 1, 2016, it will start a 13-day cruise from Trieste and present itself in Italy, France, Spain, Croatia and Turkey. New destination ports, such as Heraklion / Crete, Corfu / Greece, Valletta / Malta, Palermo / Sicily, Cagliari / Sardinia and Gibraltar are also called.

Celebrity Cruises - News from the Suite Class

21.01.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - From April, guests of the premium cruise brand Celebrity Cruises even more advantages than before. Among the special services for suite guests, the restaurant designed for the suite area will in future stand out Luminae out. From April onwards, the fine restaurants on board the Celebrity ships will open their doors. The ambience of the restaurants is characterized by special light and design.

MS Koningsdam - route planning for 2016 is set

21.01.2015/20/2016 - Starts on February XNUMX, XNUMX MS Koningsdam, the future flagship of Holland America Line (HAL), from Civitavecchia on their maiden week-long voyage. The 99.500 GT and largest ship ever built for the company offers 2.650 passengers a high-quality holiday environment and 1.025 crew members a job. HAL just informed about the route planning of the ship in 2016.

AIDAmar with improved exhaust technology

January 20.01.2015, XNUMX - The AlDAmar. During a scheduled shipyard stay in Naples, necessary maintenance work was carried out and technical innovations were installed.

MS Germany - all trips canceled

January 20.01.2015, XNUMX - the Hamburger Abendblatt reported today that the insolvency administrator of MS Deutschland as well as the shipping company Peter Deilmann have canceled all trips of the MS Deutschland. The 48 employees still employed in the shipping company's administrative department receive their terminations within the statutory or contractual notice periods.

Norwegian Escape brings new dining and entertainment highlights

January 19.01.2015, XNUMX - Until the completion of the new building of the Norwegian Escape at the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg it is still some time. But then, on October 23, 2015, the new ship will start its first cruise from Hamburg. From November 14, 2015, Norwegian Escape will cruise all year round from / to Miami on a 7-night route through the Eastern Caribbean.

MSC Grand Tours - Combine more cruising

16.01.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - MSC Crociere SA presents a simple idea. By combining up to four cruises in the Mediterranean region, MSC guests can extend and optimize their cruise pleasure on board different MSC ships.

The seaport of Kiel closes 2014 positively

January 15.01.2015, 2014 - SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co. KG closes 2014 with a positive balance. The handling of goods and the number of passengers increased in 6,47. The cargo throughput is given as 1,63 million tons. The number of ferry passengers was 354.050 million; and 9.400 passengers were counted on board cruise ships. In the case of "cruisers" there is a decrease of around XNUMX passengers.

Hygiene on board Holland America Line ships

Jan 15.01.2015, XNUMX - Norovirus diseases are not to be trifled with. Not a year goes by without reports of virus infections on board mostly American ships. The US agency "Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)" regularly lists cases of virus infections on board ships. If more than two percent of the passengers and crew members are sick, the US authorities must be informed immediately.

MSC Sinfonia is extended

13.01.2015/8/2014 - On November XNUMX, XNUMX we reported on the successful extension of the MSC Armonia. Now it stands MSC Sinfonia a similar procedure before. As part of the “Renaissance” conversion program, which can be estimated at a total of 200 million euros, the MSC Sinfonia at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo will also be extended and brought up to date.

MS Amadea - A dream ship is coming

MS Amadea - A dream ship is coming

13.01.2015/2015/34 - “Das Traumschiff”, the ZDF television series, is entering its 1981th year in XNUMX. Since XNUMX, “Second German Television” has been presenting mostly friendly stories to the paying audience about life on a cruise ship or on land in foreign cultures. Typically three storylines feature episodes about interpersonal relationships among passengers and crew members. The last dream ship that MS Deutschland, became a nightmare ship for the series makers as a result of the bankruptcy of the operating company. A new, handsome ship had to be found.

Norwegian Cruise Line - Change in top management

10.01.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is always good for a surprise. Just a few weeks ago, President and Chief Executive Officer announced Kevin sheehan the takeover of Prestige Cruises International known. Yesterday the company announced that Kevin Sheehan will be leaving the company immediately. Follow him Frank Del Rio, the former CEO of Prestige Cruises International.

MS Europa 2 sold to TUI

January 09.01.2015, XNUMX - Various domestic and foreign media, including the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, report on the sale of the cruise ship MS Europa 2 to the German travel group TUI. The seller is the previous owner, the Swiss entrepreneur Otto Mihm. The purchase price is estimated at 278 million euros.

Norwegian Escape - pure relaxation

08.01.2015/23/2015 - If, on October XNUMX, XNUMX the brand new Norwegian Escape Starting from Hamburg for two 3-day cruises, first for travel sales and then for end customers, guests can prepare for a variety of relaxation and recreation offers on board the ship.

Norwegian Cruise Line lures with Norwegian's Freestyle Choice

08.01.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - The beginning of the year is the time of year when special offers of all kinds pile up. Cruise providers are also not lacking in the race to win customers' favor. Just did Norwegian Cruise Line the campaign starting today "Norwegian's Freestyle Choice" started, which should attract guests with up to three free extras. The shipping company offers the following packages for all voyages between January 2015 and April 2017:

Costa Luminosa - perfect hygiene

02.01.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX - good is from the Costa Luminosa to listen. In the 2014/2015 winter season, the ship will be cruising the Caribbean with ten-day circuits. As the home port for this period Miami elected in Florida. The ship is now under the jurisdiction of the American CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Royal Caribbean invests in scrubber systems

December 23.12.2014, XNUMX - The group sisters will prepare for the next three years Royal Caribbean International thirteen and Celebrity Cruises six ships with Advanced Emissions Purification Systems (AEP). According to the company, the devices generally known as “scrubbers” filter 97% of the sulfur dioxide emissions from the exhaust gas flows of the ship's engines.

P&O Cruises - renovation of the Aurora completed

22.12.2014/XNUMX/XNUMX - Those belonging to the Carnival group P & O Cruises look back on 175 years of company tradition. Seven ships are currently sailing under the flag of the renowned shipping company. A new ship designed for 3.600 guests Britannia, joins the fleet in spring 2015. On Friday last week left the extensively renovated Aurora After a three-week stay, the dry dock of the Hamburg shipyard Blohm + Voss.

News from Phoenix Reisen

22.12.2014/XNUMX/XNUMX - There are more than enough cruise ships. You have to look for purely German-speaking ships. Those crusaders who wish to travel on German-speaking ships are on the ships of the Bonn operator Phoenix Reisen In good hands. The new catalog “Seereisen 2016” has been available in travel agencies since last Friday.

Costa neoClassica put into service

December 18.12.2014, XNUMX - Yesterday, the third ship of the Costa neoCollection, the NeoClassic Coast, presented. The cruise ship, measured at around 53.000 GT, has 654 cabins. The conversion costs are estimated at around 22,5 million euros. Today the 221 meter long ship sets off for its first “slow cruise” in the Indian Ocean.

New cruise port in the Dominican Republic

17.12.2014/XNUMX/XNUMX - When we talk about cruise ports in the Dominican Republic, we are primarily referring to the two ports in southern Hispaniola Santo Domingo and La Romana meant. Since May 2012, in the north of the Dominican Republic in Maimon at Puerto Plata at the cruise terminal Amber Cove worked. From October 2015 this destination will be used by Carnival Cruise Lines taken into the program.

 

 

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